My doctor won't budge! - Shared decision making with your healthcare professional
Published: 22nd January 2021
Unfortunately, it's a fact that many women struggle to find a healthcare professional that will not only listen to their concerns about menopausal symptoms, but engage in a meaningful informed discussion around treatment options - especially the use of HRT - and develop a jointly agreed plan about the best way forward.
New guidelines from the General Medical Council came into effect in November 2020 around how decisions should be made between a patient and doctor. In light of this, Dr Louise Newson has created this incredibly useful article to show women their rights and how to go about ensuring shared decision making with their health professionals.