Newson Health holds menopause training day for GPs and nurses
Published: 4th June 2019
Newson Health's first Menopause Education Day took place on Wednesday 22nd May. The event sold out as 40 GPs and nurses gathered here at Winton House to hear from six prominent specialists, speaking on a range of topics that can affect women during the perimenopause and menopause. Topics included hair loss, endometriosis, recurring urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness and different ways of managing the menopause for women who have had breast cancer.
Our own Dr Louise Newson and Dr Rebecca Lewis both gave a presentation on the day - with Dr Newson discussing Primary Ovarian Insufficiency and Dr Lewis speaking about depression and the menopause. These are both such important topics and very relevant for healthcare professionals working in primary care.
The information that the healthcare professionals were able to take away from the specialists is so important and it is crucial that they in turn take what they have learnt back to their surgeries. This way we can help more women than ever have a positive experience during their perimenopause and menopause.
We have received a vast amount of positive feedback since the event, one GP stated, “This was one of the most inspiring and informative study days I have been on in a long time – more please!”
Due to the success of this event, we are currently planning our second Menopause Education Day. This event will take place around September/October and will be held in a larger venue allowing us to reach a greater number of healthcare professionals.
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Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.
Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.