2023 IN REVIEW

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With a focus on three key pillars, The Menopause Consortium has achieved remarkable milestones that have a positive impact on individuals, healthcare professionals, and workplaces alike. Join us in in taking a read of our latest blog, 2023 in review.

1. Expanding the Private Clinic and Services

One of the standout achievements of 2023 was the substantial growth of The Menopause Consortium’s private clinic. The addition of two highly experienced BMS menopause doctors, a Systemic Psychotherapist, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists and a dedicated Dietician has allowed the team to provide a holistic and individualized approach to menopause healthcare. This “whole person” approach recognizes that menopause affects every aspect of a person’s life, and tailors treatments accordingly.

In addition to this expansion, The Menopause Consortium has introduced a Mirena coil and MHT implant clinic. The aim is to make these essential services more accessible and affordable to patients. This reflects the Consortium’s commitment to ensuring that all individuals have access to the care and treatment they need during their menopausal journey.

2. Training Healthcare Professionals

The Menopause Consortium’s second pillar is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals in primary care. The results have been beyond expectations, with over 1000 GPs, Nurses, and Pharmacists participating in webinars and seminars. Furthermore, their e-Learning course has attracted numerous enrollees who are eager to enhance their understanding of basic menopause care in NHS Primary care.

Notably, the Consortium has also been privileged to provide individualized training to GPs who aspire to become menopause specialists. These “Meno Warriors” will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in improving menopause care in the future. As we transition into 2024, the commitment to training and improving the knowledge and treatment of primary care professionals remains unwavering.

3. Menopause in the Workplace

The third pillar of The Menopause Consortium’s mission focuses on menopause in the workplace. In 2023, the Consortium partnered with several employers, offering relevant and evidence-based information to support their employees experiencing menopause. These initiatives have paved the way for more menopause-friendly work environments, contributing to employee well-being and retention.

Looking ahead to 2024

The Menopause Consortium is honoured to collaborate with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB to provide menopause education and support to healthcare professionals involved in safeguarding adults’ education programs. This crucial area of education assists survivors of domestic abuse, ensuring they receive the appropriate care and support during the menopausal transition.

The future is bright for The Menopause Consortium, as plans for 2024-2025 are already underway. More training for healthcare professionals in primary care is already booked in, and several employers are eager to create menopause-friendly workplaces. The Consortium is also thrilled to announce the opening of additional private clinics in various areas of the UK, expanding its whole-person approach to menopause care to a wider audience.

The Menopause Consortium would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported its journey so far. As they look ahead to the new year, they remain committed to their promise of providing an individualised, whole-person approach to menopause care, ensuring that menopausal individuals receive the support and treatment they deserve.