Newson Health is delighted to have recruited GP, Dr Sarah Ball

Published: 26th November 2018

We're delighted that Dr Sarah Ball, another GP with a special interest in the menopause, has now joined us at our menopause and wellbeing centre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Sarah graduated from Birmingham Medical School (MBChB) in 1998 and soon realised she wanted to be a GP as she enjoyed being involved in all of the varying stages of patients’ lives. She gained membership of the Royal College of GPs in 2003 and has always been particularly drawn to womens’ reproductive health, going on to achieve postgraduate diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Planning and practical contraceptive techniques.

When Sarah became a GP, many women going through the menopause were enjoying the benefits of HRT. However within a few years the situation altered dramatically with the negative media furore surrounding the Women’s Health Initiative study. The data involved has subsequently been completely discredited but we are left with the legacy of vast amounts of fear and ignorance amongst many women,and also of some health professionals, of using HRT. Dr Ball spends much of her time in her Warwickshire GP Surgery trying to improve women’s understanding of the menopause and empowering them with up to date evidence-based information with which they can make decisions that are right for them. A very rewarding job!