The West Midlands Menopause Society is a group of doctors and nurses working in the field of menopause and healthy ageing.
What do we do?
The Society aims:
To establish the speciality of menopause management in the Midlands, bringing a multidisciplinary approach to the management of female health during and after the climacteric.
To achieve this by disseminating knowledge and experience of all the appropriate disciplines and to encourage the establishment of monitoring and maintenance of standards in this multi-skilled practice by the interchange of information, training and technical expertise.
To promote suitable audit and research in matters related to menopause healthcare and healthy ageing.
We run two symposia a year in the West Midlands region and to attend please contact the administrator Shonda Powell or book online via the website.
Who’s in charge?
Dr Lynne Robinson MBChB, MD, MRCOG – Chairwoman
Lynne currently works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Lynne graduated from Edinburgh University in 1996 and completed a MD in basic sciences related to Reproductive Medicine in Edinburgh in 2003. She gained her MRCOG in 2005 and completed her core specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Edinburgh before moving to Birmingham in 2007 to complete her training. She completed sub speciality training in Reproductive Medicine in Birmingham in 2012 and and now leads the Fertility, Menopause and Reproductive Endocrine services at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Lynne manages the largest fertility unit in the West Midlands and one of the largest menopause clinics in the UK and lectures regularly on this topic. She is also a menopause specialist trainer. She also runs a reproductive endocrine clinic which manages patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome and other reproductive endocrine conditions. Lynne works as a fertility specialist and in addition has an interest in hysteroscopic fibroid removal and laparoscopic tubal and fibroid surgery and has helped develop a regional service for surgery and management of Asherman’s syndrome. Lynne is an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has published widely and continues her academic work alongside her teaching and service development commitments. She is a member of the British Menopause Society, British Fertility Society and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Her other roles include chair of the West Midlands Menopause Society British menopause society council member.
Sister Elaine Stephens (menopause specialist nurse) – Secretary
Elaine trained at St Bartholomews Hospital London and qualified in 1982. She has worked within the menopause field since 1986 .
She is the senior Specialist Nurse within the menopause service at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital running two specialist menopause clinics per week. She was a Member of the British Menopause Society Council and is honorary secretary administrator for the West Midlands Menopause Society.
She has been involved in education both locally and nationally for the last twenty years, teaching at all levels on all aspects of Menopause Health.
Tony Parsons – Council Member
Mr Tony Parsons is a consultant gynaecologist and the founder of the West Midlands Menopause Society. He was the previous chair of the society. He was a founder member of the British Menopause Society and the first President of that society. His special interests are medical education, menopause, osteoporosis, contraception and gynaecology endocrinology. He works at university hospitals of Coventry and Warwick. He is course director for the Masters programmes in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care.
Shonda Powell – Event organiser and Secretary
West Midlands Menopause Society
Phone: 01225 436 129 / Mobile: 07973 519 702