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YOUR MENOPAUSE FIRST AID KIT

Looking for trustworthy information, scientifically-backed advice or a private specialist to help you manage your menopause your way?

Here’s your new First Aid kit – and no, there’s not a plaster in sight. Instead, we direct you to professional advice and support from qualified medical practitioners and menopause experts.

Alva

After speaking to hundreds of women who didn't know their menopause stage, Annie Coleridge decided there must be a simpler way to give women accurate answers and a clear assessment of their symptoms. So she set about co-founding Alva – an online healthcare platform to support women through menopause.

Alva offers a free online menopause assessment tool which has been created by GPs and menopause experts, which gives personalised information about your symptoms plus treatment recommendations. You can also choose to purchase treatment options through them.

We Like:
  • The assessment takes just 10 minutes and gives immediate answers about your menopause and what treatments could work for you
  • All the advice and information on their site is clinically reviewed before being published
  • The consultation is a regulated medical product (by the MHRA), and follows the UK NICE guidelines for menopause care
We love:
  • Their mission to support us through the menopause with evidence-based information, real stories and access to treatment options
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Bupa

Not part of Bupa’s private healthcare? No problem. Bupa has a 12-month Menopause Support package for anyone wanting to “pay as you go” – meaning you don’t need to be a private patient to sign up. It’s a six-step plan designed to help you understand and manage your menopause.

We Like:
  • They have a team of menopause trained GPs who create your own bespoke menopause plan
  • It doesn’t cost a thing to find out more and see if its right for you
  • You don’t need a referral from your GP – just sign-up directly
We love:
  • It’s cost-effective, making private care accessible to more women in need of support
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Dr Stephanie Goodwin

Offering a private medical service in London and online, Dr Stephanie is an expert on the menopause, holding an Advanced Certificate of Menopause Care, as well as being a British Menopause Society specialist.

She also works in a specialist menopause clinic at a London teaching hospital and shares loads of great advice on her site about menopause and offers private consultations.

We Like:
  • The brilliant library of resources, videos and blogs she’s built up
  • Rejuvenation options targeting menopausal skin
  • Her page on the benefits of HRT
We love:
  • That there’s an assessment to help you create a bespoke menopause management plan
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Dr Naomi Potter

As well as having a lot of letters after her name (BSc MSc MBBS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP BMS GMC), 16 years’ experience in the NHS and nine years’ in women's health, Dr Naomi Potter has a depth of knowledge about the menopause most of us can only dream of.

A member of the British Menopause Society, she understands how difficult menopause can be and offers a bespoke menopause clinic in New Malden, Surrey, as well as online clinics for those further afield. She’s committed to providing patient-centred, holistic care alongside her associate, Dr Zoe Schaedel.

We Like:
  • Naomi provides specialist care for those with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) or in early menopause, as well as HRT advice and wellness
  • Her Instagram Live Midweek Menopause Madness streams every Wednesday so give her a follow to watch
  • Transparent fees listed online so you can plan and see how much her services cost
We love:
  • Her bespoke service offers the best of care for women in varying stages of the menopause – now with national reach thanks to online consultations
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Health & Her

Health & Her has launched a menopause clinic which offers women one-to-one video consultations with real GPs. Their team of experienced doctors are all qualified British Menopause Society members who are highly-qualified in menopausal health.

We Like:
  • Their unique and cost-effective service that allows treatment recommendations and prescription letters to be passed onto your own GP
  • Tailored medical and holistic advice
  • HRT prescription planning
We love:
  • Take a 30-minute online consultation from the comfort of your own home to help you understand what your next steps could be
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My Menopause Centre

Not sure if it’s the perimenopause or just stress? Or do you know you’re definitely on that journey but want to take control of your symptoms? Here’s your chance to find the answers you’re looking for.

Friends Helen Normoyle and Dr Clare Spencer, a registered menopause specialist and GP, have set up this online menopause clinic to offer clients evidence-based information, advice and support, as well as treatments and solutions. It’s online too meaning it’s a flexible, convenient way to manage your menopause with a team of experienced doctors, wherever you are.

We Like:
  • Their free menopause questionnaire gives you a personalised assessment, helping you to work out if and where you are in the menopause transition. It'll get you thinking about the symptoms of the menopause also, so you can take control of your symptoms.
  • Their community ‘pause’ brings women together to share stories, inspiration and support
  • Their symptom checker helps you understand 38 symptoms of the menopause and a range of treatment options, from fitness and nutrition, to HRT, to sex and relationship counselling and talking therapies
We love:
  • Their team of highly experienced doctors (all are British Menopause Society registered specialists) will work with you to create an evidence-based, holistic treatment plan that's right for you
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MY MENOPAUSE DR

Brought to you by Dr Louise Newson – a leader in the women’s health arena – My Menopause Doctor is brimming with practical advice. Podcasts, free downloads and FAQs help you navigate your way through the menopause maze in bite-size chunks.

Check out a selection of hour-long videos from doctors and experts discussing the ways women can manage the challenges of the menopause. Plus, if you’re thinking about seeking help from a private consultant, this site also has more information on Newson Health clinics.

We Like:
  • Her easy HRT prescribing guide which you can download, print and share with your doctor. Simply search ‘easy’ on her website to find it
  • This subtitled video if you’re deaf or hard of hearing
  • This video translated into Punjabi about antidepressants and menopause
We love:
  • Her social media presence including her YouTube channel which has educational videos and evidence based information
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NHS

The most visited website for all things menopause, the NHS site may not be the most visually appealing but that’s not to say it should be ignored. With trust-worthy information on the most common symptoms, it provides useful medical advice and solutions.

Bear in mind the site isn’t updated all that often, so if you see yourself as a bit of a menopause master, you’re probably not going to find much that’s new to you.

We Like:
  • Advice on tackling some of the most common symptoms
  • Easy-to-understand information on the benefits of HRT
  • Straight-forward information
We love:
  • That it’s from our much-loved and trusted NHS
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The Medical Chambers

Based in Kensington London, the team behind this private onsite clinic provide high levels of customer care in a unique setting and their menopause treatment service is no exception.

Supported by Consultant Gynaecologists, the treatments on offer are not available in many other clinics outside of the USA – like the MonaLisa Touch laser treatment, Radiofrequency Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PCP) which treats vaginal symptoms brought on by the menopause.

We Like:
  • You’ll receive a full examination, blood test and in some cases a cervical screening, as well as in-depth advice on your options
  • They provide an array of non-medical solutions including yoga, acupuncture and herbal supplements for an all-round, holistic treatment plan
  • A range of menopause add-ons are available on their site too, with really transparent pricing
We love:
  • Their ‘meet and greet’ service, which allows you to pick the right specialist for you and no additional cost
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The Menopause Hub

Based in County Dublin, the Menopause Hub is Ireland's first dedicated menopause clinic, offering personalised treatment plans based on your symptoms and medical history. No one size fits all when it comes to the menopause and they can help you no matter what stage of the menopause you’re in.

With over 40 years medical experience, founder and CEO Loretta and her team will initially check your progress every two-to-three months and then twice yearly thereafter, so they really are with every step of the way.

We Like:
  • Virtual appointments are available – just use the appointment system on their website to book at a time that suits you
  • They offer a variety of services, including specialist menopause doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists and acupuncturists
  • You can download their free symptom checker to understand your menopause better
We love:
  • Not only do they provide medical treatment plans but they can also help you understand which natural solutions are an option if you’d prefer
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YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Bupa: Another useful website providing a breakdown of each symptom, Bupa offers one-on-one consultations to discuss your worries and develop a treatment pathway.

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British Menopause Society: The BMS informs and guides healthcare professionals in all aspects of education on post-reproductive health. Although this site isn’t aimed at the general public, it’s still a fantastic resource for scientifically-recognised information on menopause. It also has a handy locator tool for finding an NHS or private specialist in your area.

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Menopause Now: If you want to understand what's going on in your body and mind and how to manage it, Menopause Now breakdown symptom relief into three simple steps – Healthy Lifestyle, Natural Remedies and Medications.

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Meyer Menopause clinic: Believing the change can be a change for the better, they advise, help, and treat women going through the perimenopause and menopause providing clients with a personalised diagnosis and plan.

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Nuffield Health: Nuffield Health aim to provide women with a holistic approach to managing the menopause through their gyms and with medical experts and lifestyle specialists to hand.

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Online Menopause Centre: The UK’s first digital menopause clinic, Online Menopause Centre offers affordable and convenient HRT, so you can skip the wait to get in with your GP.

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Rock My Menopause: With an aim to give women the confidence to speak openly about their experiences and to educate healthcare professionals, Rock My Menopause is doing just that with a site jam-packed with great resources, from articles to webinars to podcasts.

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The Menopause Directory: Created by Fiona Catchpowle, they provide a telemedicine service with a healthcare professional offering detailed advice to managing your menopause. Their 360-degree approach to menopause care means you can control every aspect of your hormonal healthcare.

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Top Doctors: Decided you want to go private? This directory of menopause doctors comes complete with their credentials and transparent consultation fees.

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