Dr Louise Newsome qualified from Manchester University in 1994 and is a GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands, as well as a writer for numerous medical publications. She has worked in New Zealand and the UK.
She has a keen interest on the menopause and HRT. She feels passionately about trying to improve awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals and women and has written many articles, editorials and given local and national presentations on this subject. She is one of the directors for the Primary Care Women's Health Forum (www.pcwhf.co.uk). She runs a menopause clinic in Solihull and she is a member of the International Menopause Society and the British Menopause Society.
She has developed the website www.menopausedoctor.co.uk. Louise works regularly with West Midlands Police and Fire Brigade to provide advice and support regarding menopause in the workplace.
In this session Louise will talk about the Menopause — about symptoms, health risks and treatment including HRT (including current evidence and guidelines) and alternatives, then moving on to talk about impact of menopause at work —on both men and women!
Louise will also bring in her experience working with women in West Midlands Police and men in West Midlands Fire Brigade.