The Women’s Health Initiative study hit the headlines in July 2002 and changed the perception of HRT for healthcare professionals and women with detrimental affects to the long term health of women. This webinar will explore the impact of the study on women’s health and how we move forwards to change women’s health, for good.
The Newson Health Menopause Society is a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and experts who are passionate about improving and understanding women’s hormone health.
Why we exist
NHMS exists to support associates to improve health outcomes for perimenopausal and menopausal women across the globe, through professional development, education, research and practical advice and guidance.
NHMS is funded by proceeds from Newson Health Ltd, subscriptions and revenue from delivering educational events and research. We do not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.
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Podcast Episode 12: Oncology and the Perimenopause and Menopause with Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Rebecca BowenOn this episode of the Newson Health Menopause Society podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Consultant Medical Oncologist Rebecca Bowen. Together, Lauren and Rebecca discuss the decision-making process involved when patients diagnosed with breast and gynaecological cancers are considering using HRT. Listen
Podcast Episode 11: Happy and Healthy: Exploring the important relationship between food and mood with Nutritionist Emma Ellice-FlintJoining host Lauren Redfern to discuss the connection between the foods we eat, and our subsequent mood, is Nutritionist Emma Ellice-Flint. Through their discussion, Lauren and Emma help to shed light on how mood and food are connected. Listen
Podcast Episode 10: Physiotherapy and the perimenopause and menopause with practitioner Deborah ThomasOn this episode of the podcast, Deborah discusses the role of the physiotherapist in empowering patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle and the importance of encouraging patients to exercise whatever their limitations may be. Listen
Common Symptoms of Long COVID PosterThe Newson Health Menopause Society is pleased to share this free poster – available to download and use in your clinics – that highlights the similarities of many long COVID symptoms and symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause. Read
The Influence of Progesterone PosterA visual aid summarising how progesterone benefits the female body. Read
Podcast Episode 9: Beyond the WHI: what evidence-based research really tells us about the use of HRT with Professor Robert LangerIn this episode of our podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Professor Robert Langer to discuss how 20 years on from the infamous Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, misinformation regarding the safety and efficacy of HRT continues to circulate. Listen
Podcast Episode 8: Exploring the differences in approach to perimenopausal and menopausal treatment in the USA with Dr Heather HirschOn this episode of the podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Dr Heather Hirsch to discuss the differences and similarities between health care practice in the UK and the USA, and how they effect the people seeking treatment for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Listen
Podcast Episode 7: The role of the pharmacist in the treatment of the perimenopause and menopause with menopause specialist, Hayley BerryOn this episode of the podcast, Lauren Redfern talks to pharmacist and menopause specialist, Hayley Berry, where together th pick apart the important position of the pharmacist and how it relates to a person’s menopausal journey. Listen
Podcast Episode 6: Recognising the perimenopause and menopause in patients with existing health conditions with Dr Sarah BallIn this episode of the NHMS podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Menopause Specialist Dr Sarah Ball to discuss the ways in which the perimenopause and menopause may be missed in patients with other long-standing health conditions. Listen
How do I know what’s best for my breast cancer patients? By Dr Louise NewsonA video from Dr Louise Newson on breast cancer and managing the menopause, including current evidence and clinical experience. Watch
The importance of quality of life after cancer treatments by Dr Charlotte FlemingIn this short video, Dr Fleming gives a summary of the scale of the numbers of women living after breast cancer and the nature of the problem encountered when faced with the menopause, either naturally or induced because of cancer treatments. Watch
Digital decision aid for prescribing type of HRTan accessible and useful resource for healthcare professionals to select the appropriate type of HRT for a patient and explain the risks and benefits to individuals. Read
Podcast Episode 5: Navigating your nutrition during the Perimenopause and Menopause with Healthy Eating Doctor, Harriet HolmeOn episode 5 of the Newson Health Menopause Society, host Lauren Redfern is joined by healthy eating doctor Harriet Holme to discuss the foundations of a healthy diet at different life stages. Listen
Putting the PAUSE on MenopauseFor International Women’s Day 2022, Glycan Age hosted an Instagram Live on the peri/menopause and discussed their latest scientific research. Watch
Podcast Episode 4: Breaking the bias of women’s hormone health for International Women’s Day with Kate MuirTune into to International Women’s Day exclusive podcast where host, Lauren Redfern, talks with journalist Kate Muir about the bias of the perimenopause, menopause and women’s hormone health. Listen
Podcast Episode 3: The role of hormones in the treatment of Long Covid with Dr Sarah Glynne and Dr Paul GlynneThe third episode of the Newson Health Menopause Society Podcast in which married practitioners Dr Sarah Glynne and Dr Paul Glynne discuss the relationship between hormonal health and Long Covid. Listen
20 years on from the Women’s Health Initiative Study
Question and answer session
Every other month, NHMS will host an online session to focus on your clinical practice and support associate’s learning and development. In our Question and Answer sessions, one of Newson Health’s clinicians, or a member of the advisory board, will provide in-depth answers to some of your most common clinical questions. Have your clinical questions answered by our experts during the session utilising the Q&A function in zoom.
NHMS Webinar: Progesterone Intolerance
Progesterone is needed for women who still have a womb and to protect the lining of the womb from becoming thick. It can be given in various ways, in some combination patches, tablets, capsules, vaginally, and from a hormone coil. But unfortunately, some women struggle with side effects from synthetic progestogens and also from progesterone and it can cause side effects such as mood changes, breast tenderness, bloating, skin changes and bleeding issues.
Join us for our next webinar where we will explore further about Progesterone Intolerance and how it links in with perimenopause and menopause.
WIMIN & NHMS joint conference: Creating an environment for women to thrive in medicine
22nd – 23rd September
Recharge, reset and connect with others who can inspire and energise you to carry on doing what you do best!
Kicking the event off, our wellbeing experts will be offering a pick n mix of sessions on the first morning with everything from nutrition, fitness, yoga, skin and hair to personal growth. The afternoon’s focus will turn to the workplace to discuss the challenges faced, issues of gender equality and diversity and creating an environment where individuals can thrive in healthcare.
Join the WIMIN & NHMS leads; Dr Louise Newson, Dr Kate Stannard, Dr Helen Burdett, Dr Rebecca Lewis and others for networking, dinner and drinks in the evening in the beautiful Georgian listed building, Winton House.
On day 2, sessions will inspire action towards change, offer specialist legal and pension advice, and focus on looking after both your physical and mental health as healthcare providers. The event will finish at lunch time on Friday, to allow you to get home to enjoy weekend.
RCGP Conference: Adequate menopause treatment reduces stretched resources
This month saw the return of the RCGP conference in London and NHMS presented recent findings showing effective menopause care can reduce the need for referrals and other medications.Read
RCGP Conference: Use of a menopause app to improve shared decision making in consultations
This month saw the return of the RCGP conference in London and an academic poster presented recent findings showing the use of the free balance menopause support app improved shared decision-making during consultations.Read
BMS Conference Poster: Unworkable – how the UK workplace fails women going through the menopause
The British Menopause Society’s annual conference was held in Warwickshire this month and a team from NHMS presented findings from a survey commissioned by The Fawcett Society on the current picture of menopause experiences at work.Read
Online learning programme
Confidence in the Menopause
Improve your management skills of the perimenopause and menopause at a pace to suit you.
This online programme takes you into the consulting room with a patient and delivers practical learning. It is evidence-based and engaging through a range of 10-minute filmed appointments, multiple choice questions, and in-depth presentations by menopause experts from a range of disciplines.
The course is CPD accredited with a certificate received after completion of each section.
Easy HRT Prescribing Guide
USEFUL RESOURCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
There are numerous potential benefits to be gained by women taking HRT. Symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats, and reduced libido improve.
Taking HRT has also been shown to reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and dementia. Most benefit is afforded when women start HRT within 10 years of their menopause.
This prescribing guide includes further information on the benefits and risks of HRT, managing perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms, and the different HRT types and doses available.