Dr Vanessa Horton
MBChB DCH MRCP MRCGP FSRH
GP and Menopause Specialist
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.
She appreciates the benefits of being active and the importance of balancing this with relaxation and Yoga and hopes to inspire others through her experience.