Newson Health - Out and About!
Published: 12th March 2020
2020 got off to a very busy start for the team at Newson Health. As well as hosting educational events for healthcare professionals and menopausal women all over the UK, our expert doctors have been delivering talks, presentations and webinars to help spread the word about the importance of evidence-based menopause care.
One of Newson Health's directors, Dr Rebecca Lewis recently held a webinar for 135 GPs and pharmacists in South Wales. One of the pharmacists in attendance was responsible for organising the event and reached out to Newson Health for help in furthering their own understanding of menopause treatment, as well as that of their colleagues. The webinar itself was an informative, hour-long session and those who took part were given the facts about current prescribing guidelines and up to date research on the benefits of HRT. Dr Lewis was delighted to offer her services and share her extensive menopause knowledge!
Dr Saher Zakai, GP with special interest in menopause and expert doctor here at Newson Health, has also been out and about and recently visited Housing 21, an organisation based in Birmingham that provides housing and extra care for older people in England. Dr Zakai delivered an enlightening presentation to the Housing 21 team, all about what the menopause actually is and covered crucial topics such as the impact it can have on our bodies and how to manage the symptoms effectively. A lot of myths were busted!
We received some fantastic feedback from the event, with one employee saying: "We’ve just had the session – and it all went really well. Dr Zakai was brilliant! Her talk has moved a lot of ladies. We had several ladies who were afraid or undecided about the benefits of HRT – and Saher has managed to clarify, and answer so many questions."
Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.
A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.
The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.
The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.
‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe
The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.