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Navigating Sex and Desire through Menopause

Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life, yet it often brings about changes in sexual desire and satisfaction that can be challenging to navigate. In this session, Lisa will explore the various factors that affect libido during menopause, including hormonal changes, psychological aspects, and relationship dynamics. Lisa will provide valuable insights and practical [...]

Navigating Sex and Desire through Menopause2024-04-16T21:11:46+00:00

HRT after myocardial infarction (heart attack)

The British Menopause Society have released new guidance regarding  HRT for those patients who have cardiovascular disease. The advice is that:-Women taking HRT who sustain a myocardial infarction do not necessarily have to discontinue it, and women who have sustained a myocardial infarction and who then require HRT can be given it.  The type of [...]

HRT after myocardial infarction (heart attack)2024-04-16T20:57:09+00:00

HRT and Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack).

The British Menopause Society announced a new guidance document for clinicians today which gives hope and reassurance to those women affected by myocardial infarction (heart attack). In summary the guidance states that for women who are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and experience a heart attack, it doesn't necessarily mean they have to stop taking [...]

HRT and Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack).2024-03-28T14:52:35+00:00

Updated NICE draft guideline for consultation highlights CBT for menopause symptoms should be an available option for patients.

  The following news was published on the British Menopause Society Website Yesterday. https://thebms.org.uk/2023/11/updated-nice-draft-guideline-for-consultation/ "The NICE guideline: Menopause - Diagnosis and Management published in 2015 was a significant turning point in both raising awareness of the importance of menopause and in providing direction in management. However, updating is timely and very much welcomed. It is [...]

Updated NICE draft guideline for consultation highlights CBT for menopause symptoms should be an available option for patients.2023-11-18T13:05:29+00:00

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Managing Hot flushes and Sweats

In March, I completed training for using CBT to manage menopause symptoms. I see so many patients who cannot or do not wish to take HRT, and need an alternative effective way of managing their symptoms. In addition, I see many patients who continue to have problems even though they are taking HRT or other [...]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Managing Hot flushes and Sweats2023-11-04T17:00:34+00:00

Utrogestan

The British Menopause Society has released a news alert regarding the serious shortage of Utrogestan capsules which are used in HRT. This has been because of the increased awareness about menopause management and an increase in demand. Besins, the company who manufacture Utrogestan is working to increase supply but this could take some time. Utrogestan [...]

Utrogestan2023-06-04T17:08:52+00:00

British Menopause Society Approved Menopause Specialist

I am delighted to announce that I have now received confirmation of my recognition and certification by the British Menopause Society as a Menopause Specialist. A Menopause Specialist is a healthcare professional who has additional knowledge and skills, assessing and treating women with complex needs. The full details of the requirements of a Menopause Specialist [...]

British Menopause Society Approved Menopause Specialist2023-05-19T12:32:41+00:00

Lets Talk Menopause to The Chartered Insurance Institute

Today Jeanette Forder of Phoenix Wellness Coaching Ltd and I delivered a training session on menopause for The Chartered Insurance Institute - a staggering 185 men and women attended on line. There were plenty of questions and good discussions generated showing how important menopause awareness is for everyone.😀 If you work for an organisation that [...]

Lets Talk Menopause to The Chartered Insurance Institute2023-05-17T14:31:52+00:00

Mental health and menopause

A recent report in the independent by Jane Kirby has highlighted that mental health services do not appear to take full of account of the impact of the menopause on mental health. Women are frequently prescribed antidepressants when hormone replacement maybe more appropriate.

Mental health and menopause2023-04-09T15:11:58+00:00

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) The new HRT PPC is now available to women who pay for HRT in England. This became available on the 1st April. Each prescription item normally costs £9.65 , but for a one off payment of £19.30, this will cover unlimited prescriptions for a 12 month period.

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)2023-04-09T16:51:13+00:00

ABOUT LISA

I am a menopause specialist nurse, advanced nurse practitioner and prescriber.

I qualified in 1989 as a Registered Nurse at Guys Hospital London.

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