Welcome to the team, Dr Vanessa Horton!

Published: 10th June 2019

At Newson Health, we are proud of our ever-growing team and are always delighted to welcome like-minded doctors into the fold. This month, please join us in welcoming Dr Vanessa Horton.

After graduating from Liverpool Medical School, Dr Vanessa Horton has been working as a GP in Birmingham for over 20 years, gaining membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1992. During this time, she has developed a specialist interest in women’s health and is a faculty trainer holding the diploma in sexual and reproductive health. She is a GP partner in a practice in Edgbaston and takes a lead role in providing sexual health and wellbeing guidance to women of all ages. She is also the GP advisor to the Umbrella Sexual Health service for the Birmingham and Solihull region.

Vanessa is keen to optimise clinical care for all women and recognises that women experiencing the menopause can need more support and evidence-based advice than may be available in their own GP practice. She feels strongly that women should be able to make their own informed choices about HRT, and managing the menopause, based on what is current best practice. We think she'll be a great fit here at Newson Health!

Vanessa appreciates the benefits of being active and the importance of balancing this with relaxation and yoga and hopes to inspire others through her experience.

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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.