Here’s the short story behind The Menopause Directory
The Menopause Directory has been created with a desire to provide much need advice and support, to women going through menopause, from qualified health care professionals.
My name is Fiona Catchpowle and I am the founder of the Menopause Directory.
The original idea 3 years ago has evolved from a regular kind of blog about my own menopause experience and a helpful resource for other women, to a UK first in the field of menopause.
The turning point was November 2019 on meeting Aly Dilks, Registered Nurse, at her new private menopause clinic in Leicester. During some general menopause research I discovered there is such a thing as a Menopause Specialist. Not only that but if they are an independent non-medical prescribers they can also prescribe HRT. Wow, who knew? … I didn’t!
A Menopause Specialist is defined by the British Menopause Society (BMS)* as “a healthcare professional with a special interest in menopause, demonstrating expertise in managing more complex cases and receiving external referrals.”
My thinking was then along the lines of – if I don’t know that these special kind of hormone-balancing angels exist – then maybe lots of other women don’t know either. The rest as they say is history and the UK’s first nurse-led, menopause specialist, consultation service online with optional HRT prescription, was created.
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Women are now spending a third of their lifespan menopausal, so you owe it to yourself to manage your menopause transition in an effective way as part of your everyday healthcare.