Webinar On-Demand: The Menopause Revolution: Choice and Personalisation of care

RECORDED THURSDAY 7th JULY 2022

Do we need to change the way menopause care is delivered?

As more women speak out and demand change, they are asking more of their healthcare professional to help them manage their personal journey through the menopause transition. However, there are reports of inequity of access to, and choice of, different HRT products across the UK.

Whilst the cause is not completely clear, influencing factors include conflicting national guidance, economic deprivation, and a local formulary approach. As demand for HRT grows, the impact of this inequity is becoming more pronounced, and challenges the goal of providing personalised care.

This educational webinar is intended for UK healthcare professionals only and funded by Theramex

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During this webinar expert speakers Dr Paula Briggs and Dr Katie Barber explored:

• Inequity of access to HRT.
• Impact of lack of choice/personalisation for women
• The concensus study and results
• Conclusions and Key recommendations
• How to redress the balance

Speakers

Expert speakers, Dr Paula Briggs & Dr Katie Barber formed part of the team who delivered a new consensus document that supports greater equity of access and choice of HRT to deliver personalised care within the menopause revolution.

Dr Paula Briggs

Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health based at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. She is Chair elect for the British Menopause Society. Paula qualified from University of Glasgow in 1987. She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993 and worked in General Practice and Sexual Health until 2012.

She is now devoted to delivery of women’s health care, research and education. Her main interest is menopause management with a particular interest in urogenital atrophy.

She has co-edited 3 books, co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a revision guide for MFSRH and a book specifically for men about female hormones. She has also written a patient booklet on menopause (second edition).

She is married with four children and enjoys golf, yoga/pilates, reading and cooking.

Dr Katie Barber

Dr Katie Barber has worked as a GP in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for the last 15 years. During her GP training she developed a particular interest in Women’s Health, completing the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare during her training. She has worked in the department of Gynaecology at the John Radcliffe Hospital as a GP with a Special Interest in Gynaecology where her enthusiasm for helping women manage various aspects of the menopause started. She has been awarded the Advanced Certificate of Menopause Care by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and is an accredited British Menopause Society specialist and Menopause trainer in Oxfordshire. Dr Barber was Clinical Lead for the NHS Menopause service at the John Radcliffe in Oxfordshire until March 2021 and is now Clinical Lead for the NHS Community Gynaecology Service in Oxfordshire.

As a GP, Dr Barber realised how little training she was given, both at medical school and at a post-graduate level, regarding the menopause and its management. Some women spend almost half of their lives in peri- or post-menopause and for some, this has a significant impact on their home life, relationships, working and health. Recent publicity regarding the menopause has successfully highlighted how many women struggle to access support and advice from their GP’s and understand the role of HRT.

Since developing her knowledge and expertise in menopause care, Dr Barber has lectured across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire, teaching medical students, nurses, pharmacists and GP’s and medical trainees. She is also involved in teaching at a corporate level to improve support for women in the workplace. Dr Barber established Oxford Menopause in 2020, a private menopause service currently based in South Oxfordshire with expansion planned in 2022.

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