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 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 and Warwickshire.

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.