Today (October 18) is the 10th anniversary of World Menopause Day, a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.

It is a very important cause to support, both individually and as GPs, where our expertise is called upon by women experiencing a range of symptoms.

One of the most important things for us to consider is that every woman is unique and may experience different symptoms – so no two treatment programmes are the same.

Concierge GP, Dr Lucy Ansell, said: “We’ve seen a massive increase in the awareness of the health issues surrounding the menopause over the last year or so and our doctors have done extra training to make sure the practice is able to offer the best available treatments.

“We pride ourselves on providing modern treatment regimes bespoke to our patients and their individual needs. Our appointments have no time limit so we really get to know our women and understand the impact their symptoms have on their lives.

“The purpose of World Menopause Day is to help women realise they don’t have to suffer in silence and that help is available.

“It’s also about helping women understand this is not just about medication. We can support and advise women on lifestyle changes, nutrition and exercise regmines to combat some of the issues the menopause can cause.”

The British Menopause Society is the go-to resource for the most up-to-date information on menopause treatment. For more information, visit