Meetings

 The APPG will be undertaking a number of evidence sessions as part of its inquiry.

It first of all heard from Experts by Experience on the 15th July from 2:30 – 3:30pm. Speakers included:

  • Elizabeth Carr-Ellis – Creator and co-founder of the Pausitivity #KnowYourMenopause campaign
  • Kate Evans – Writer and expert by experience
  • Diane Danzebrink – Founder of menopausesupport.co.uk and #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign
  • Nina Kuypers, Founder of Black Women in Menopause

The second session of the inquiry took place on Wednesday 8th September from 10:00 – 11:00 on the work of menopause charities and support groups. Speakers included:

  • Justine Roberts CBE – Founder and Chief Executive, Mumsnet
  • Katie Taylor – Founder and CEO, The Latte Lounge
  • Gaynor Tucker – Founder, Perimenopause Support
  • Rachel Weiss – Founder and Chairperson, Menopause Café
  • Liz Prinz – Insight Manager, Women in Sport

The third session of the inquiry took place on Wednesday 20th October from 10:00 – 11:30 on changes in the workplace to support Menopause. Speakers included:

  • Emma Taylor, People Director, ROI, Tesco
  • Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser (Employment Relations), CIPD
  • Andrew Bazeley, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Fawcett Society
  • Janet Trowse, Head of HR Systems Operator, Network Rail
  • Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer, PwC
  • Laura Garside, Colleague Support Advisor, Timpson Ltd
  • Dr Angela Rowntree, Occupational Health Practitioner, the John Lewis Partnership
  • Lisa Macis, Menopause Project Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb

The fourth session of the inquiry took place on Tuesday 7th December from 14:00 – 16:00 on HRT and testosterone. Speakers included:

  • Dr Louise Newson, Leading menopause specialist and founder of free Balance app for menopausal women
  • Dr Shirin Lakhani, Aesthetics doctor specialising in “alternative” HRT
  • Jacqui McBurnie, NHS England/Improvement Menopause Group Chair
  • Michael Buckley, CEO/ Medical Director, Lawley Pharmaceuticals, Perth Australia
  • Alastair Darby, CEO, Newson Health
  • Professor Matthew Cripps, Director, Behaviour Change Team, NHS England and NHS Improvement – leads the new National Menopause Improvement Programme in NHSE

The fifth session of the inquiry took place on Wednesday 12th January from 10:00 – 11:30 on medical training and screening for Menopause. Speakers included:

  • Paula Briggs, British Menopause Society
  • Vikram Talaulikar, The Menopause Clinic
  • Laura Flatman and Suzanne Banks CBE, NHS England, and Chris Dzikiti, NHS England Menopause Programme Lead
  • Dr Wendy Molefi, The Mindful GP
  • Dr Shahzadi Harper, The Harper Clinic
  • Eddie Morris MD PRCOG, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The sixth session of the inquiry took place on Wednesday 9th February from 13:30 – 14:30 on education, awareness and understanding around Menopause. Speakers included:

  • Maria Lyle, Director, RAF Families Federation
  • Lisa Nicholls, Menopause Campaign Lead for Fair Treatment for Women in Wales (FTWW)
  • Lucy Russell, Gender Specialist at National Education Union (NEU)
  • Mary Bailey, Strategic Support Lead at National Police Chief Council (NPCC)
  • Lisa Winward, Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police

The seventh session of the APPG, on alternative treatments for Menopause, took place in Parliament on Tuesday 24th May from 14:00 – 15:30. Speakers included:

Future Treatment Pathways Speakers

  • Dr Katie Barber BM BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
  • Dr Sarah Ball, MBChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP, GP and Menopause Specialist
  • Ludmila Scrine, Medical Lead at Astellas
  • Tina Backhouse, General Manager UK, Theramex

Wider alternative treatment speakers

  • Melinda McDougall, Vice President, National Institute of Medical Herbalists
  • Dr Kaur Birinder, Vice President of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • Meera Bhogul, Made from Scratch

 

 

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