Taking the Taboo Out of Menopause - Dr Newson Joins Webinar for Bupa Staff

Published: 13th October 2020

On 6 October, Dr Louise Newson took part in a health information webinar for Bupa staff to discuss the symptoms and treatment of the menopause, as well as how men and women can offer support to colleagues and family members during this time.

Dr Newson joined Bupa's internal expert Petra Simic, Clinical Director Primary Care to deliver the informative webinar to over 250 employees. During the hour long session, Dr Newson and Petra covered a range of menopause related topics and answered questions on the following subjects:

  • What the menopause is and when it’s likely to happen
  • Different stages of the menopause, including perimenopause
  • Symptoms during the different stages, treatments and ways to get help
  • What’s normal
  • How men and women can support colleagues and family members 

Speaking of the event, Petra Simic said "We were delighted by the positive response people had to the webinar. We had over 100 questions ahead of the session and positive engagement on the chat. Many found it informative and reassuring and I’ve had colleagues contact me after to thank us for speaking openly about menopause. It highlights how important it is for us to have conversations and help break the taboo."

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.