Louise is a GP and menopause specialist; she has an Advanced Menopause Specialist certificate with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) and the British Menopause Society (BMS). She feels passionately about improving education about the perimenopause and menopause and also improving awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals. She has written many articles, editorials and lectured extensively at numerous meetings (including the RCGP annual meeting last year) on this topic. She has been a director for Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and an editor for the British Journal of Family Medicine. She has developed the menopause information website www.menopausedoctor.co.uk and the new free menopause app “balance” – www.balance-app.com. She has also authored the Haynes Menopause Manual.
She is the director of Newson Health Ltd (www.newsonhealth.co.uk) She runs the menopause and wellbeing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon where she works with numerous other GPs, nurses, pharmacists, a nutritionist, a pelvic floor physiotherapist and also a yoga teacher so they offer women evidence based and holistic care for their perimenopause and menopause. This is a private clinic as there is far too little provision for menopausal women in the NHS.
Louise is the founder and a trustee for The Menopause Charity which will support and empower women with evidence-based knowledge and help educate doctors about the perimenopause and menopause.
She has also set up a not-for-profit company – Newson Health Research and Education – and is involved in research with colleagues in Warwick, Oxford and Liverpool Universities and London School of Tropical Medicine and also Kings College London. 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.
Louise has worked regularly with West Midlands Police and many other large organisations 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.