Newson Health is delighted to have recruited GP, Dr Sarah Ball

Published: 26th November 2018

We're delighted that Dr Sarah Ball, another GP with a special interest in the menopause, has now joined us at our menopause and wellbeing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sarah graduated from Birmingham Medical School (MBChB) in 1998 and soon realised she wanted to be a GP as she enjoyed being involved in all of the varying stages of patients’ lives. She gained membership of the Royal College of GPs in 2003 and has always been particularly drawn to womens’ reproductive health, going on to achieve postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and practical contraceptive techniques.

When Sarah became a GP, many women going through the menopause were enjoying the benefits of HRT. However within a few years the situation altered dramatically with the negative media furore surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative study. The data involved has subsequently been completely discredited but we are left with the legacy of vast amounts of fear and ignorance amongst many women,and also of some health professionals, of using HRT. Dr Ball spends much of her time in her Warwickshire GP Surgery trying to improve women’s understanding of the menopause and empowering them with up to date evidence-based information with which they can make decisions that are right for them. A very rewarding job!

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.