Louise qualified from Manchester University in 1994 and is a GP and women’s health specialist in Solihull, West Midlands, as well as a writer for numerous medical publications. She compiles and updates patient information leaflets for the multiple award winning website Patient.info. These are on various clinical subjects providing up-to-date information with links to recent references and guidelines.
Louise works as a medical editor for GP magazine and has authored several books on evidence-based medicine for general. She is an Editor for the British Journal of Family Medicine (BJFM) and Geriatric Medicine journal. She commissions articles for the BJFM’s regular Women’s Health supplement. She is an Editor and Reviewer for various e-learning courses and educational modules for the RCGP. She writes regular articles for GPonline.com, MIMS Learning, Independent Nurse and Practice Nursing. Louise also writes articles and courses for www.OnMedica.net.
She has a keen interest on the menopause and HRT. She feels passionately about trying to improve awareness of safe prescribing of HRT to healthcare professionals and women and has written articles, editorials and given local and national presentations on this subject. She is the West Midlands lead for the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum. She runs a menopause and women’s health clinic in Solihull.
Louise has contributed to healthcare articles in many different newspapers and magazines including: The Guardian, Daily Mail, Pregnancy and Birth, Country Life, Prima Baby, Now, Reveal and Heat. She is the spokesperson for The Information Standard, which is a certification scheme producing evidence-based health and care information for the public. She writes a regular healthcare column for a Warwickshire and Cotswolds magazine, The Edge.
She has also been involved in television and radio work; she has given live interviews for BBC News 24 and has presented on programmes for “Health Livetime” for Granada. She has been interviewed on health matters on radio stations including Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and BBC 5 live. Louise has participated in Embarrassing Bodies Live from the Clinic as one of their regular GPs in addition to being Maverick TV’s medical consultant for this show and also “Born Naughty” which was a series looking into children’s behaviours.