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Confidence in the menopause:

A practical approach for primary care

26th September 2019 - The Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR


About the workshop

A day workshop focusing on an evidence-based approach to choosing the right treatment for perimenopausal and menopausal women

Who should attend?

+ GPs leading menopause within their practice
+ Practice nurses with an interest in the menopause
+ Pharmacists
+ Other healthcare professionals with an interest in the menopause

  • 9.45 - 11.00

    Why is menopause a priority in primary care?

    • Symptoms of menopause including genito-urinary syndrome of the menopause (GSM)
    • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
    • Health risks of menopause
    • Impact of menopause at work
  • 11.00 - 11.15


  • 11.15 - 12.45

    Managing the menopause

    • Lifestyle
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
    • Non-hormonal treatments
    • Complementary treatments
    • Management of genito-urinary syndrome of the menopause
  • 12.45 - 1.30


  • 1.30 - 2.15

    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

    • Evidence based discussion of benefits of HRT – symptoms and health benefits
    • Evidence to support body identical HRT
    • Testosterone for women
    • Risks of HRT
    • Overview of guidelines – NICE / IMS / ESHRE
  • 2.15 - 3.30

    From Evidence into Practice: Practical Case Studies

  • 3.30 - 3.45


  • 3.45 - 4.15

    Open Q and A

Dr Louise Newson BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP

GP and Menopause Specialist

Louise is a GP and menopause specialist. She feels passionately about improving education about the perimenopause and menopause for women and also for healthcare professionals.

She has written many articles for the medical press and the media on the menopause and safe prescribing of HRT.  She is a director for Primary Care Women’s Health Forum.  She has developed the menopause information website which has been awarded a HoN code. 

Louise works regularly with West Midlands Police to provide advice regarding menopause in the workplace. Louise has contributed to menopause related articles in different newspapers and magazines and been on numerous radio and TV programmes.

She is the director of Newson Health Ltd ( and has recently opened a menopause and wellbeing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.


GP with special interest in menopause

Sarah graduated from Birmingham Medical School (MBChB) in 1998 and soon realised she wanted to be a GP as she enjoyed being involved in all of the varying stages of patients’ lives.  She has always been drawn to women’s reproductive health and has achieved postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and practical contraceptive techniques.

When Sarah became a GP many women going through the menopause were enjoying the benefits of HRT.  However within a few years the situation altered dramatically with the negative media furore surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative study.  The data involved has subsequently been discredited but we are left with the legacy of vast amounts of fear and ignorance amongst many women and also of some healthcare professionals, with regards to HRT.  Sarah finds her role helping women to understand their own menopause journey and empowering them to access treatment very rewarding.

Dr Alice Duffy MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

GP with special interest in menopause

Alice is a GP and medical educator with a keen interest in women’s health. She obtained her MBChB from Glasgow University in 1987, the DRCOG in 1990 and completed GP training and the MRCGP in 1991. Alice was a GP partner in a busy urban practice for 21 years and now pursues a portfolio career working as a GP and Clinical Teaching Fellow at Nottingham University Medical School where she teaches medical students consultation and communications skills alongside the ethics and medicolegal aspects of medicine. Alice enjoys using these skills to help women make the correct, informed decisions that will enable them to improve their health and wellbeing. She is actively engaged in the development of education for GPs. Alice has a particular interest in menopause care and welcomes the opportunity to help women deal with this phase of life while balancing the demands of work and caring responsibilities.

Alice is married with three grown up sons and a dog (also male) so she enjoys time in the world of women.


GP with special interest in menopause

Rebecca qualified from Guy’s Medical School in London in 1991 and initially pursued a career in Anaesthetics, obtaining FRCA in 1997.

She then changed speciality and became a GP gaining MRCGP in 2000. She continues to practise as a GP and has developed an interest in the menopause, giving lectures and writing articles on the subject. She is determined to improve the understanding of the menopause in current and future generations through education and access to accurate evidence based medical information. She is passionate about making the menopause a much more positive experience and enabling women to get back to feeling themselves again.

She has two young children and enjoys running and keeping fit.

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