Dr Louise R Newson BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP
Louise 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 GPonline.com
, MIMS Learning and www.OnMedica.net
. She compiles and updates information leaflets for the multiple award-winning website Patient.info.
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 and has obtained her Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has developed the website www.menopausedoctor.co.uk
which has been awarded a HoN code. 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 and menopause related articles in many different newspapers and magazines including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, 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 various media work; she has given interviews for BBC and ITV News and contributed to the ITV Tonight and ITN Channel 5 programmes on the menopause. She has been interviewed on menopause related 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 works closely with Liz Earle MBE and has contributed to her recent publication The Good Menopause Guide. She participated in Embarrassing Bodies Live from the Clinic as one of their regular GPs and also a medical advisor for the series.