Time for a change: helping women through menopause
Published: 27th November 2019
This article, recently published by The Financial Times, discusses the effects that menopausal symptoms can have on women at work and how this is often compounded by a lack of support from employers.
In a survey of 1,132 women conducted by Dr Newson and Newson Health, nearly all respondents said that their menopausal symptoms had negatively impacted their work life with some women saying they feel as though menopause is often treated as a joke. This article also draws attention to some organisations that are blazing the trail for menopause awareness at work, such as Tesco and West Midlands Police, and where you can find advice and help when it comes to introducing menopause related well-being policies in your workplace.
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.