This informative and engaging 1-hour Masterclass aims to equip the attendees with further knowledge on the perimenopause and the menopause, and how employers can support their staff.
The perimenopause and the menopause affects half of the population at some point and the physical and mental effects can impact their working lives too. Even though it is experienced by women, the perimenopause and the menopause can affect men too – family members, friends, colleagues, line managers etc.
Despite this, the perimenopause and the menopause is still a taboo subject. This means that it is largely misunderstood and surrounded by myths and stereotypes. Most employers do not address the perimenopause and the menopause within health and well-being programmes for their staff because they do not recognise it as an important issue and/or because they are unsure of how to approach it.
This session is open to all staff, alumni and students of Imperial College London. There will be light refreshments provided and a chance to network after the session.
Location: Lecture theatre LG100, Imperial College Business School.
Programme outline: 4 parts
Part 1: Let’s talk about the perimenopause and the menopause – how does it affect women (and not only)? With over 30 symptoms attributed to the perimenopause and the menopause, and a variable level of severity and duration, no wonder that this can be a particularly challenging time for any woman. Attendees will learn what it means to go through the menopause.
Part 2: Perimenopause and menopause at work: why should it matter for employees and employers? The average age of the menopause in the UK is 51. The perimenopause is often experienced by women in their 40s, though some may develop symptoms in their mid 30s. Symptoms of the menopause may appear from the early 40s. There are 3.5 million women workers over the age of 50 in the UK, which is almost half of the over-50 workforce. It has been estimated that around 10% of women actually stop work altogether because of their severe menopausal symptoms. Attendees will get an insight of the potential effects of the perimenopause and the menopause in the workplace.
Part 3: Perimenopause and menopause at work: how can employers support their staff
Dr Theodora will consider and discuss with attendees a range of actions that can be put in place by organisations.
Part 4: Question and Answer session
About Dr Theodora Kalentzi MBBS (Equiv.), MSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DIC
Dr. Theodora is the founder of Medical Prime and leads the Medical Prime team. She is an experienced British Menopause Society Accredited Menopause Specialist and a General Practitioner. Theodora holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and an Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care. She has held several senior healthcare management positions, including NHS Medical Director. Theodora is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, an Advisory Board Member of the Sleep Council, a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London and Women’s Healthcare Advisor with the Institute of Directors Glass Ceiling Group. She is a member of the British Menopause Society, the European Menopause and Andropause Society, and the International Menopause Society. Theodora is also a member of the Independent Doctors Federation, The Institute of Directors and the British Medical Association (BMA).
Theodora is passionate about quality care, helping people consider a holistic approach to their health, increasing awareness about the perimenopause, the menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Theodora has a deep interest in women’s health. She is an engaging speaker and often delivers presentations on the subject of the menopause to a wide range of organisations. These have included: the Financial Conduct Authority, UBS, Colt Technology Services, Commerzbank, Women in Banking & Finance, Refinitiv, Fortnum & Masons, the City of London Corporation & Multiplex.
Theodora qualified as a doctor in Greece in 1992, where she worked in community and hospital care before coming to the UK in 1996. She has a Master of Science degree in Health Management from Imperial College London.
About Medical Prime
Medical Prime is a private Menopause clinic in the heart of the City of London. The clinic is led by Dr Theodora Kalentzi and its doctors have expertise in the perimenopause and the menopause. Medical Prime provides personalised care in a comfortable and discreet environment promoting the wellbeing of patients via a holistic approach. Consultations are available in person, via Video Link or via telephone for existing patients The clinic has patients across the United Kingdom.