Ethnicity Matters

Ethnicity Matters

The #blacklivesmatter movement sweeping the world is a positive force for change, which resonates deeply within the medical profession too. Although the achievements of black women like Mary Seacole, the Crimean War nurse whose 3-metre high statue stands in front of...
Your Menopausal Mind

Your Menopausal Mind

Is it them or is it me? Do you find yourself questioning who is to blame for the emotional rollercoaster you seem to be on? That’s because it’s all about timing and the menopause seems to catch us at exactly the wrong time: our children are teenagers and challenging...
Fear of fitness after reaching Menopause

Fear of fitness after reaching Menopause

An overwhelming fear of trying something new was holding Fiona back from fulfilling her dream of losing weight, getting fitter and meeting new people after reaching menopause and all its associated symptoms. She had a fear of fitness after reaching menopause. ‘What...
Signs of Perimenopause

Signs of Perimenopause

Helen is 43. Her story is sadly all too familiar. At the end of 2019, after months of struggling to focus at work and losing all confidence in her ability to juggle the demands of being a senior manager, a mother of two and a wife, she had booked an appointment with...
Painful Sex & Menopause

Painful Sex & Menopause

It had happened again. Rachel watched her husband roll over and pretend to go to sleep. This time he hadn’t said a word when she asked him to stop during sex. The pain had become unbearable shortly after penetration and although she’d tried to ignore it, grit her...