Women 'at risk of becoming suicidal' as HRT shortage worsens
Published: 9th September 2019
The recent and ongoing shortage of HRT in pharmacies across the country could push some menopausal women to suicide, claims menopause campaigner, Diane Danzebrink in an article published in the Independent today.
Whilst the Department of Health and Social Care acknowledge how distressing the shortage is for women prescribed with HRT to help alleviate often crippling symptoms of the menopause, there doesn't seem to be any word as to when the shortage will end.
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.