For far too long, the menopause has been undervalued and underfunded with a lack of information, research, and access to treatment. Confidence in the Menopause is a CPD-accredited course from Newson Health designed to increase your knowledge of, and confidence in, managing all aspects of the perimenopause and menopause.

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.

Below is a selection of taster videos. If you would like to learn more about the perimenopause and menopause, you can sign up for the full Confidence in Menopause course.

Menopause and HRT: Unpicking the evidence

In this presentation, Dr Louise Newson gives an overview on the menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and unpicks the evidence around both.

This presentation covers:

  • What is the menopause?
  • Symptoms and diagnosis
  • Menopause and other related behaviours
  • The role of oestrogen throughout a woman’s body
  • Health risks associated with the menopause
  • Menopause guidelines
  • HRT: benefits, risks and spotlight on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study
  • Testosterone
  • Vaginal dryness, Genitourinary syndrome of the menopause (GSM), vaginal oestrogens and non-hormonal treatments
  • Antidepressants and the menopause
  • Barriers to good menopause care

Testosterone for women

In this presentation, Dr Louise Newson looks role of the hormone testosterone throughout a woman’s body, the impact of menopause, and testosterone as a menopause treatment.

This presentation covers:

  • About testosterone – is it just a male hormone?
  • Why testosterone is a key hormone for women throughout the body
  • Sex and the perimenopause and menopause
  • Genitourinary syndrome of the menopause (GSM)
  • NICE menopause guidelines covering testosterone and reduced sexual desire
  • Physical and psychological symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)
  • Common concerns and misconceptions around testosterone use
  • Long term safety data, and Newson Health retrospective cohort study on testosterone
  • Who should consider using testosterone?
  • Preparations and dose, review and monitoring
  • Testosterone for women in the UK: the current picture

Shared decision making and informed consent

In this presentation, Dr Louise Newson looks at shared decision making and informed consent, which are pivotal to all form of practice, but particularly important in menopause care.

This presentation covers:

  • What is shared decision making?
  • What is informed consent?
  • General Medical Council and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on shared decision making and consent
  • Embedding shared decision making and informed consent in patient consultations

The Menopause, HRT and Clots

In this presentation, delivered to charity Thrombosis UK in 2023, Dr Louise Newson looks at the menopause, HRT and clots.

This presentation covers:

  • Long-term health risks related to the menopause
  • Why the menopause should be seen as an opportunity to safeguard a woman’s long-term health
  • Key menopause guidelines and resources
  • An overview of HRT, including oral and transdermal oestrogen, local oestrogen and progesterone
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women
  • VTE risk according to different types of HRT
  • A patient scenario of a woman with a history of clot presenting with menopause symptoms.