Rupa Lyall is a clinical pharmacist who works in a GP practice in Buckinghamshire seeing patients with minor illnesses and prescribing medications. In this episode she tells Dr Louise Newson how she became interested in the perimenopause and menopause and how, through the training on fourteenfish.com and resources on the balance website, Rupa now supports and educates other clinicians in HRT prescribing.
Their conversation covers raising awareness among professionals, working with patients from BAME communities, the importance of empowering women to improve their quality of life and the transformational effects of hormone replacement.
Rupa’s 3 tips for pharmacists interested in the menopause:
- Go to fourteenfish.com and do the ‘Confidence in the Menopause’ course
- Don’t be frightened of the menopause, learn more and talk to others
- Speak to patients about their HRT, ask them how they’re doing, especially in the community. You will learn a lot by doing this.