Welcome to The Menopause Consortium, a pioneering initiative founded with a singular aim:
“Helping you make informed choices in your healthcare.”
At the heart of The Menopause Consortium are Dr. Joanne Hobson, our Clinical Lead Director, and Sally Kitchen, our Chief Operations Director. With a shared passion for revolutionizing menopause care, they have spearheaded a dynamic organization that offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to empower, educate, and elevate the quality of menopause healthcare for all.
Our Three Pillars:
Private Patients Clinic:
Our Private Patients Clinic is a sanctuary for individuals seeking evidence-based care and personalized support during their menopause journey. We believe that menopause is a pivotal phase, and our approach revolves around treating the whole person. Dr. Joanne Hobson and her team of dedicated healthcare professionals prioritize holistic care, ensuring that each patient’s unique needs are addressed with compassion, expertise, and respect. Our clinic is committed to not just managing symptoms, but to fostering a sense of well-being and empowerment for every individual.
Educational Platform for Healthcare Professionals:
The Menopause Consortium recognizes the pivotal role that healthcare professionals play in menopause care. Our Educational Platform is a dynamic hub of knowledge, resources, and training opportunities for healthcare providers. We champion evidence-based education, empowering primary care teams and individual healthcare professionals with the latest insights and best practices in menopause health. By elevating their expertise, we are paving the way for enhanced menopause care and support across the healthcare landscape.
Corporate Webinars & Seminars:
The workplace is a cornerstone of our lives, and menopause should be no exception when it comes to understanding, care, and support. Our Corporate Webinars & Seminars extend a helping hand to employers and employees alike. We believe that a menopause-friendly workplace is conducive to improved well-being and productivity. Through these engaging sessions, we equip organizations with the tools and knowledge needed to create a supportive environment where menopause is understood and respected. Together, we’re fostering a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and positive outcomes.
At The Menopause Consortium, we are dedicated to driving positive change in menopause healthcare. Our vision extends beyond the boundaries of conventional care. We are agents of transformation, advocates for informed decision-making, and partners in your menopause journey.
Join us in this transformative endeavor as we redefine menopause care, one informed choice at a time.
Empowerment. Education. Support. Together, we make a difference.
Our aim is to:
- Promote life-changing, evidence-based education and support in menopause health
- Work within the guidance set out by NICE
- Nurture our community
- Giving an individual approach to menopause care
- Advocate for better support for all
- Help you make informed choices in your healthcare
Meet the team
Dr. Joanne Hobson
Clinical Lead Director, MBBS, DRCOG, BMS Menopause Specialist, Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Health, Member of National Association for Pre Menstrual Syndrome (NAPS)
Dr. Joanne Hobson is renowned for her expertise in menopause care and advocacy for women's well-being. As a British Menopause Society Menopause specialist and a member of the Institute of Psychosexual Health, Dr. Hobson has dedicated her career to revolutionizing menopause care and reshaping healthcare professional education.
With a background as a General Practitioner, Dr. Hobson embarked on a transformative journey that led her to become a leading force in community gynaecology and menopause care. Over the past 15 years, she has served both in the National Health Service (NHS) and her private practice, touching the lives of countless women with her empathetic and evidence-based approach.
Dr. Hobson's commitment to education is as steadfast as her dedication to patient care. She is a trainer for the British Menopause Society and previously was a Principal Trainer with the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Health (FSRH) in menopause care. Through these roles, she has contributed to raising the standards of menopause care by equipping healthcare professionals with the latest insights and best practices.
Dr Andrew Kemp JP
PhD, FBICSc, Chair of The Menopause Consortium
Dr Andrew Kemp is regarded as a global expert in disinfection research, undertaking the majority of research at the University of Lincoln and at the University of Baltimore MD. His specialist areas of research are, surface and skin bio burden, and the efficacy of disinfection and decontamination.
Experience and Professional Accreditations
Member of the British airborne brigade
Served as a UN peacekeeper
Fellow of the British Institute of Cleaning Science,
Head of the Scientific Advisory Board for the institute,
Independent scientific advisor to numerous organisations and companies.
UK Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) Ambassador for the International AMR Insights group based in Amsterdam.
Lectures on Infection Prevention and Control, at the University of Lincoln.
Currently 22 published papers and editorial comments.
Published his first book “The Art and Science of Cleaning, Disinfection and Disinfectants” in 2021.
Regular guest on the BBC, as well as on commercial radio and TV.
Appointed as a Justice of the Peace, by the UK’s Lord Chief Justice in 2017.
Mentor for new justices, and one of the UK’s “Presiding Justices”.
Chief Operations Director, British Menopause Society Affiliate Member
Sally Kitchen is a seasoned professional with an exceptional track record spanning over 25 years in operational leadership. As the Chief Operations Director of The Menopause Consortium (TMC), Sally brings her unparalleled expertise to the forefront, driving the business side of our transformative organization.
Sally's journey with TMC began as a deeply personal one. In 2021, while navigating her own menopause experience, Sally Kitchen crossed paths with Dr. Joanne Hobson. Their encounter was not only serendipitous but marked the genesis of a profound partnership rooted in a shared passion for enhancing women's health.
Sally Kitchen's dynamic leadership, strategic acumen, and personal journey through menopause have combined to make her an invaluable asset to The Menopause Consortium. As a British Menopause Society Affiliate Member, Sally's commitment to advancing women's health is unwavering, and her role as Chief Operations Director ensures that TMC's mission of informed, compassionate, and holistic menopause care is realized to its fullest potential.
Miss Harriet Pugsley
MbChB, MRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist.
Dr Harriet Pugsley is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in subfertility and menopause care. Harriet has a wealth of experience with twenty years training and working in gynaecology.
She decided early on in her medical training that female health and menopause care was the speciality for her. She has followed this path to pursue a successful, varied and rewarding career.
Harriet feels that each women’s journey is unique and that there are many treatment options and combinations enabling discussion and truly personalised care. Listening, being able to unpick symptoms and work out a treatment pathway is essential to optimise symptom control and to offer management choices.
University of Leicester
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Subfertility advanced training qualifications.
Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and The British Menopause society (BMS).
Dr Ruchika Dhar
MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, BMS, GP and British Menopause Society Menopause Specialist
Dr Ruchika Dhar is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Menopause and Women’s Health. She holds a BMS accredited Advanced certificate in Menopause Care and runs a dedicated Menopause clinic at her surgery providing specialist care and supporting GP colleagues across the Retford and Villages Primary Care Network.
Ruchika has been a GP and the Women’s Health lead at her Practice for over ten years and also provides contraception and family planning services. Her other areas of interest include Dermatology and minor surgery.
Ruchika believes that a woman’s experience of the menopause can a have a lasting impact on her future health. She feels that as a GP, she has the privilege of not just understanding women’s menopause related concerns but also being able to relate them to their other physical and mental health conditions. This leads to provision of personalised holistic care during a woman’s menopause journey and beyond.
Royal College of General Practitioners
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
British Menopause Society
Diploma in Dermatology, St Mary’s University Hospital, London
Samuel Hobson BSc
Sam is a passionate physiotherapist who graduated in 2015 and started his career working in the NHS. Over the last 5 years, Sam has developed a deep interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, specialising in this area to provide the best care to his patients. Throughout his learning journey, Sam recognised a gap in the teachings surrounding menopause and its effects on movement. He decided to delve further into the world of menopause and explore how movement and training can help alleviate physical movement problems.
Sam's dedication and passion for helping women going through menopause has led him to join The Menopause Consortium, an organisation committed to improving the quality of life for women during menopause. Sam's personal aim is to rebrand menopause as The Meno-Keep Moving, emphasising the importance of physical activity and movement during this important life transition.
He continues to work tirelessly to educate and empower women to take control of their health and wellbeing during menopause, promoting the benefits of movement and training to improve physical and mental health.
Liz Tatham RMN
Liz is a highly experienced Systemic Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience working in the NHS and the last 10 years as a private psychotherapist. Her passion for mental health began when she trained as a Psychiatric nurse many years ago. However, it was not until she completed her Systemic Psychotherapy training in 2001 and went on to tutor on the same course at the University of Birmingham that her career really took off.
Although Liz enjoyed teaching, she was keen to return to clinical practice, and so she began working independently. Her experience has been diverse, having worked with families and individuals in various settings, including within the context of mental health, such as the Nottingham Eating Disorder team. It was during this time that Liz became increasingly interested in hormonal health and early onset menopause.
Liz is currently offering psychotherapy to individuals and families alongside working in a private girls' day school.
PG Diploma Systemic Psychotherapy
PG Diploma Professional Studies.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Carrie is a highly skilled and compassionate Pelvic Health Physiotherapist dedicated to improving the lives of women through specialised care. With a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for her field, she has made a significant impact on the well-being of her patients.
As a passionate advocate for women's health, Carrie firmly believes that pelvic floor issues should not be endured silently. She strives to empower her patients by providing them with the necessary tools, education, and personalized treatment plans to regain control of their pelvic health. With her compassionate approach and comprehensive understanding of the unique needs of women, she aims to improve healthcare and make a positive difference in the lives of her patients.
Member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Member of the British Menopause Society.
Sarah Ellis PHD
Sarah is an HCPC registered dietitian with a passion for lifespan nutrition, specializing in issues ranging from pre-conception to old age. With extensive expertise in various fields, including paediatrics and nutrition support for the elderly, Sarah spent nearly a decade working within the NHS before transitioning into academia.
As an educator, Sarah imparts her knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing nutrition-related degrees. She also actively contributes to evidence-based clinical training for fellow healthcare professionals and support staff.
Driven by her observations of a gap in the understanding and education surrounding perimenopause and menopause, Sarah took it upon herself to address this issue. She recognized the abundance of misinformation in the media regarding nutrition and menopause, motivating her to return to clinical practice and provide support to individuals navigating this significant life stage. Sarah's ultimate mission is to empower people to make informed nutrition decisions that align with their lifestyles and improve their overall health.
PhD in Nutritional Sciences
MSc in Advanced Dietetic Practice
Master of Nutrition (1st class)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
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Dynamic speaker - I'd seen her before but didn't matter - Excellent!
Excellent, amusing, fantastic speaker - very engaging.
High quality teaching as always. Thanks to everyone involved.
My consultation with Dr Hobson was amazing! I learned so much and she understood everything that was happening to my body.
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