Let’s Talk… Better Patient Outcomes in Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Meet the Speakers
After a two year posting to a mission hospital in rural Zimbabwe, Anne returned to General Practice in inner-city Bradford in 1990 helping to develop a leading-edge teaching practice. She has recently opted to move practice and is currently working as a GP providing care for asylum seekers, refugees, homeless and sex workers.
She is a GPSI in gynaecology and accredited as a hysteroscopist, colposcopist and FSRH trainer, undertaking weekly clinical sessions in each specialty. She has been involved with commissioning since 2006 as clinical lead for maternity, women’s and sexual health for NHS Bradford and Airedale.
Anne is one of the founder members and Chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum allowing her to develop her passion for improving the delivery of women’s health care in primary care through education and the sharing of best practice.
She commenced FSRH committee work in 2007 as a member of the General Training Committee and joined the FSRH council in 2010 as a diplomate representative. She is currently a member of the International Working Group meetings committee and became Vice President (membership) in 2014.
Completing her medical degree at Leeds she endeavoured to pursue a career in Obs and Gynae. A twelve month post working at the prestigious Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle consolidated her desire for this career path until it dawned on the fresh-faced junior doctor that her sleep would be interrupted for the rest of her working life. A swift change to General Practice soon followed along with marriage and 2 children. But the desire to do more women’s health continued and she passed the RCOG diploma, DFFP, letters of competence in coils, implants, medical education and finally Bradford’s postgraduate diploma in gynaecology.
Following graduation from Bradford she was part of a team to set up the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, helping spread the word across the Primary Care community of changes and developments. Having persuaded the PCT to pay for her training she then found the opportunities to work within the PCT had disappeared so set up a company called “Durham Gynae” to deliver a community gynaecology clinic. She enjoys training colleagues in women’s health and travelling, but mostly getting 8 hours uninterrupted sleep.
Jane is a GP with a specialist interest in Women’s Health, menopause trainer for the British Menopause Society (BMS) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), Regional Director for Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and Deputy Guardian for the FSRH Menopause Special Study Module. She studied medicine in Dundee and has worked in Cornwall for 20 years. Jane holds the FSRH Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care and is recognised by the British Menopause Society as a specialist in her field.
What will the webinar cover?
Key learning objectives
- Difficult conversations about Vulvovaginal Atrophy (VVA) may be uncomfortable to start. Exploring what an unsatisfactory consultation may look like and the poor outcomes for patients.
- Presenting practical advice, including cues, red flags, tips and advice for any consultation involving VVA.
- Illustrating a better consultation and possible management challenges and misconceptions. Advice on treatment choices and rationale.