Dr Louise Newson
BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP
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GP and Menopause Specialist
Dr Louise Newson is a GP and Menopause Specialist and holds an Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate with Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. She is passionate about increasing awareness and knowledge of the perimenopause and menopause, and campaigns for better menopause care for all women.
Medical career and the Newson Health Group
Dr Louise Newson studied medicine and pathology at The University of Manchester and graduated with First Class BSc (Hons) in Pathology in 1992 and MBChB with Honours in 1994. She pursued a career in hospital medicine before moving to specialise in General Practice and medical writing.
She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (1998) and qualified as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners with Distinction in 2000 (MRCGP) and was subsequently made a Fellow in 2016 (FRCGP). She is a Visiting Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University.
In 2018 she found the Newson Health Group, which was established to be a centre of excellence providing evidence-based information, support and treatments to perimenopausal and menopausal women. Dr Newson set up the clinic as she knew how difficult it was for some women to obtain evidence-based treatment for perimenopause and menopause.
The Newson Health Group funds cutting-edge menopause research and creates clinical-led education programmes for healthcare professionals. It provides free menopause resources and support to millions of people around the world, empowering and enabling women to have choice and control over their perimenopause and menopause treatment.
Balance, the Dr Louise Newson podcast, and the Newson Health Menopause Society
Dr Newson is the founder of the award-winning balance menopause support app and the balance-menopause website. She also hosts the Dr Louise Newson podcast, which has been ranked the No.1 medical podcast in the UK.
She is founder of the not-for-profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, and the Newson Health Menopause Society, a society for healthcare professionals and experts who are passionate about improving women’s health and understand the impact of hormones in disease prevention and maintenance of future health.
In 2021 she founded the The Menopause Charity, and has developed a free menopause education programme for healthcare professionals which has been downloaded by over 30,000 clinicians globally.
Dr Louise is involved in numerous research projects including with colleagues in Liverpool, Newcastle, Kings College London Universities. She has worked closely with HIV charities including Sophia Forum to help menopausal women living with HIV and various cancer charities to improve awareness of menopause in women who have had cancer. Her company has funded a female urological surgeon to complete her training in Uganda and it is also funding a PhD student working on suicide prevention in perimenopausal and menopausal women. Her main research interest is the role of female hormones in reducing biological ageing.
Dr Louise continually strives to produce clear and evidence-based free content for people about the perimenopause and menopause on her range of social media platforms.
Books and academic works by Dr Louise Newson
Described as the ‘medic who kickstarted the menopause revolution’, Dr Louise Newson is a No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author.
Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause, was published in 2023. She is also author of Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller, and Menopause: All you Need to Know in One Concise Manual.
In addition to her books, she has been a writer and editor for numerous medical journals including GP (magazine) and was women’s health editor for British Journal of Family Medicine (2013-2018).
She has written and contributed to many academic papers and abstracts and has written numerous articles and courses to educate and upskill healthcare professionals, including the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Essential Knowledge Updates and the RCGP’s e-learning for Healthcare modules.
Dr Louise Newson works regularly with a range of organisations to provide advice regarding menopause in the workplace, collaborates with charities and professional bodies to raise awareness of the needs of menopausal women, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television.
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“Dr Newson showed me such kindness and took the time to answer all my questions.”
– Sara, Patient