Your menopause experts in London:

Dr Louise Newson 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.

Louise works as a medical editor for different publications and has authored several books on evidence-based medicine for general practitioners. She is an editor for the British Journal of Family Medicine (BJFM). She commissions articles for the BJFM’s regular Women’s Health supplement. She is an Editor and Reviewer for various e-learning courses and educational modules for the RCGP. She writes regular articles for, MIMS Learning and She compiles and updates information leaflets for the multiple award winning website

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 ( 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 Louise works regularly with West Midlands Police and Fire Brigade to provide advice and support regarding menopause in the workplace.

Louise has contributed to healthcare articles in many different newspapers and magazines including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Sun, Mirror, Sunday People, Women’s Own, Country Life, Women’s Own, The Lady, Now, Reveal and Heat.

She has also been involved in television and radio work; she has given interviews for BBC and ITV News and has been involved in the ITV Tonight and ITN Channel 5 programmes on the menopause. She has been interviewed on health matters on radio stations including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio London with Vanessa Feltz and BBC 5 Live and local BBC stations. Louise participated in Embarrassing Bodies Live from the Clinic as one of their regular GPs and also a medical advisor for the series.

Dr Shahzadi Harper has been a GP for 15 years with an expertise in women's wellbeing. She believes in a positive approach to dealing with the menopause.

I graduated from University College London in 1994 and have been a GP for 15 years with an expertise in women’s wellbeing. I believe in the early management of symptoms of the
perimenopause and menopause and have an understanding of the symptoms and concerns that women face; I myself am one of six sisters and have a grown-up daughter!

I have an interest in healthy ageing and aesthetics and believe in a positive approach to dealing with the menopause. My vision is to enable women to stay confident and feel sexy.

Qualifications and Memberships:

Certificate in Menopause Management

Member of British Menopause Society

Member of European Andropause and Menopause society

RCGP Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Management

Member of Primary Care Society of Gastroenterology


9:45 AM

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 AM


11:45 AM

Managing the menopause 

  • Lifestyle
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Non-hormonal treatments
  • Complementary treatments
  • Management of genito-urinary syndrome of the menopause
12:45 AM


1:30 PM

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
  • Guidelines – NICE / IMS / ESHRE
2:15 PM

From Evidence into Practice: Practical Case Studies

3:30 PM


3:45 PM

Open Q&A

The workshops will offer delegates plenty of opportunities to ask questions. All delegates will receive educational materials and a certificate for a day of reflective learning.

The course venue:



Tuesday 25 September 2018 | 15 Hatfields

By train

To mainline stations Waterloo, Waterloo East and Blackfriars.

By underground

Waterloo station served by Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee lines. Southwark station served by Jubilee line. Blackfriars served by Circle and District lines.

On foot

From Waterloo station: Locate IMAX cinema roundabout outside of the station leaving from exit 4 Tenison Way. Take Stamford St (eastbound) exit off the roundabout, walk for approximately 200m until you reach Hatfields (fourth turning), turn right and we are the second building on your left. Here's the Google map route.

From Southwark station: Turn right out of the main station onto The Cut and take the second right turning into Hatfields. We are number 15 at the top of the road on your right. Here's the Google map route.

From Blackfriars station: Follow the exit signs towards the Southbank Centre then pass under the bridge and turn left up the stairs by Doggets pub. Walk down Blackfriars Road and take the second right down Stamford St. Hatfields is the second road on your left and we are number 15, the second building on your left. Here's the Google map route.

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Places are limited so early booking is advised

Supported by

Confidence in Menopause is a one-day course organised by E4H Ltd on behalf of Dr Louise R Newson.

To be announced soon