Kathy Abernethy MClinSci RN
The menopause course was started by Kathy Abernethy, Specialist Nurse, in response to nurses working in women's health, who found it difficult to access menopause education which was relevant to nurses, independent and of high quality, whilst affordable.
Kathy has worked in the field of menopause for many years, has published widely on the topic in the lay and nursing press and is registered with the British Menopause Society as a Menopause Specialist.
She currently leads a multidisciplinary NHS menopause clinic, has her own private clinic in South West London as well as running menopause education programmes for nurses.
Kathy is Director of Menopause Services at www.peppy.health - bringing personalised menopause support to employers
With a Masters in Reproductive Women’s Health and as a prescriber, her consultations are independent and she aims to inform women about menopause and enable women to make confident therapy choices.
Kathy is immediate past Chair of the British Menopause Society and contributed to their Handbook "management of the Menopause'. Her courses and study days complement those of the BMS and are run by nurses for nurses.She is an editorial Board member of the journal 'Post-reproductive health.
Pharmaceutical and other companies exhibit at the courses and have had no input into the programme