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Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP

Louise Newson is a physician, menopause specialist and member of the UK Government’s Menopause Taskforce. She is also an award-winning doctor, educator, and author, committed to increasing awareness and knowledge of perimenopause and menopause. Described as the “medic who kickstarted the menopause revolution”, she has empowered a generation of women to have a greater understanding, choice and control over their treatment, bodies and mind.

Dr Louise Newson

Dr Louise Newson

Medical Career

Dr Louise studied Medicine and Pathology at The University of Manchester and pursued a career in hospital medicine before moving to specialise in General Practice and medical writing.

She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (1998), a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs (2016) and Visiting Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University.

Balance founder, podcast host and bestselling author

She is the founder of the free award-winning balance menopause support app, which has had more than one million downloads to date, and the balance-menopause website. She also hosts the weekly Dr Louise Newson podcast, which has been ranked the No.1 medical podcast in the UK. She is also a Sunday Times bestseller and has authored many books.

Newson Health, research and education

In 2018 Dr Louise founded Newson Health in response to difficulties many women experience in obtaining perimenopause and menopause treatment. Newson Health clinicians provide individualised consultations to women across the UK, with a holistic approach to treatment.

In recognition that menopause and wider hormone health is under-researched and underfunded, a portion of Newson Health’s profits fund much-need research and education, as well as financing the balance app and numerous free resources available to people globally. Neither Newson Health nor Dr Louise Newson undertake any paid work with pharmaceutical companies, nor with any organisations that  engage in menowashing.

Academic, outreach and media work

Dr Louise has developed a menopause education programme for healthcare professionals which has been downloaded by over 33,000 clinicians globally.

In addition, she has written and contributed to many academic papers and abstracts, and has written resources to educate and upskill fellow healthcare professionals, including the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Essential Knowledge Updates and  E-learning for Healthcare modules.

She also works with a range of organisations to provide advice regarding menopause in the workplace, collaborates with charities and professional bodies to raise awareness of the needs of perimenopausal and menopausal women, and regularly appears in the media as an expert in women’s hormone health.

balance app

In 2020, Dr Newson founded balance, our free app that gives women up-to-date advice and menopause support at their fingertips. Users are able to identify and track symptoms and create an individualised health report to share with health professionals. Users can also access personalised, expert content on symptoms, conditions and treatments and share stories of their menopause experiences.

To date, the app has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times in over 200 countries.

Learn more about balance app

balance app


The clinic

In 2018 she opened Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. This is a private clinic (due to there being far too little provision for menopausal women in the NHS) which offers women evidence-based and holistic care for their perimenopause and menopause. It is the now the largest menopause clinic in the world.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre

The clinic

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Research & Education

In 2019, Dr Newson set up a not- for- profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, to further research into the menopause. This includes the Newson Health Menopause Society, a society for healthcare professionals and experts who are passionate about improving women’s health and understand the impact of hormones in disease prevention and maintenance of future health. The society supports members to improve health outcomes for perimenopausal and menopausal women through professional development, education, research and practical advice and guidance. A free online course, called Confidence in the Menopause, was developed by the Newson Health Research and Education and Fourteen Fish and launched in May 2021. To date, it has been accessed more than 25,000 times worldwide by users from in excess of 20 different professions.

Newson Health Menopause Society

Research & Education

Newson Health Menopause Society logo


In 2018 Louise published her first book, Menopause: All you need to know in one concise manual, which became an Amazon bestseller.

In August 2021, her second book, Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause, became a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller.

Books written by Dr Louise Newson


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The Menopause Charity

Committed to improving women’s access to effective treatment, Dr Newson is the founder and trustee of The Menopause Charity, which works to improve women’s and healthcare professionals’ understanding of the menopause. The charity’s website is an essential guide to all things menopause, with accurate medical information on symptoms, HRT and holistic care. Future plans include a professionally-staffed helpline, and a menopause bus to visit communities which are often excluded from menopause care.

The Menopause Charity

The Menopause Charity

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In addition to her clinical and charity work, Newson regularly writes articles in academic journals and contributes to research into the menopause.

She is in demand as a menopause specialist and makes regular appearances on TV, including the BBC Breakfast, ITV’s Lorraine and This Morning and the 2021 documentary “Sex, Myths and the Menopause”. Radio appearances include BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She also regularly writes articles and offers expert advice for national newspapers and magazines.

Dr Newson has a large Instagram following (in excess of 330,000 followers) and harnesses social media to share the latest information and studies through daily posts, and to raise awareness and understanding of the menopause. This was particularly apparent during the pandemic, when Louise used Instagram Live to offer support and advice to women worldwide.

Her Dr Louise Newson podcast has built up a global audience, featuring expert guests covering topics such as HRT, bone health, exercise and nutrition.

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