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.
Online learning programme
Confidence in the Menopause
Confidence in the Menopause is a CPD-accredited course designed to increase your knowledge of, and confidence in, managing all aspects of the perimenopause and menopause.
Newly updated with a brand-new look and fresh content, you will learn about varying symptoms, treatment options, lifestyle measures and the latest research. Confidence in the Menopause is delivered through bite-sized patient cases using everyday stories to tease out the nuances of menopause care and highlight how individual everyone is.
Confidence in the Menopause usually costs £9.99 a month, but we are delighted to offer access as part of an annual Newson Health Menopause Society subscription. For more details, get in touch at email@example.com.
Not a Newson Health Menopause Society associate? You can sign up to Confidence in the Menopause here
HRT easy 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.
Did you know?
Understanding the benefits and risks of HRT: downloadable visual aidsWe have created two visual aids to help you understand the long-term risks and benefits of HRT. These aids can be downloaded and printed and used by clinicians in consultations to inform shared decision making based on the best, currently available evidence. Read
Position Statement for Management of Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause (GSM)This guidance is designed to support healthcare professionals in diagnosing and managing GSM. Read
Podcast Episode 19: Menopause and the community with engagement advocate, Anita PowellThis week, fellow podcast host Anita Powell joins Lauren Redfern to discuss her work as a community engagement advocate and menopause campaigner. Listen
Podcast Episode 18: Vulval and Vaginal Health with Dr Caroline OwenOn this episode of the Newson Health Menopause Society podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in vulval disease, Dr Caroline Owens. Listen
Podcast Episode 17: Early interventions in the perimenopause and menopause with PhD candidate, Nichola WalkerJoining host Lauren Redfern on the podcast to discuss her ongoing PhD research exploring the benefits of early non-pharmacological intervention is Nichola Walker. Listen
Podcast Episode 16: Menopause or dementia with consultant admiral nurse, Jules KnightIn this episode, Lauren and Jules discuss how cognitive symptoms associated with the perimenopause and menopause can often be missed by practitioners, resulting in unnecessary referrals to memory services. Listen
Podcast Episode 15: Migraine and menopause with Dr Katy MunroOn this episode of the Newson Health Menopause Society Podcast, host Lauren Redfern is joined by Headache Specialist at the National Migraine Centre, Dr Katy Munro. Listen
Podcast Episode 14: Navigating the perimenopause and menopause within South Asian communities with Dr Devika PatelJoining podcast host Lauren Redfern to discuss the ways in which the perimenopause and menopause may be experienced uniquely amongst South Asian communities, is psychiatric doctor and host of the podcast “Our Extraordinary Stories” Dr Devika Patel. Listen
Podcast Episode 13: Treating the perimenopause and menopause in Western Australia with women’s health GP, Dr Sunita ChelvaDr Sunita Chelva is a guest on the Newson Health Menopause Society podcast to discuss treating the perimenopause and menopause in Western Australia Listen
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
HRT could reduce Alzheimer’s risk in some women – study
‘Important’ research shows HRT associated with better memory and cognition in later life among some […]Read
Hormone therapy: why we should no longer be afraid of the breast cancer risk, says new literature review
A ‘great divide’ exists between what is real and what is not in the perception of risks and benefits of HRT, a new review suggests.Read
Why including the perimenopause and menopause in the current RSE curriculum is essential
Teaching young people about the perimenopause and menopause would invoke a change in attitudes, providing an awareness of the importance of being empathetic towards those experiencing symptoms.Read