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 4 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.
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.