PROVIDING HONEST MEDICAL INFORMATION TO BUSY WOMEN

I set up The Digital GP to provide honest medical information to busy women. As an NHS GP I see many women who are juggling busy jobs, pregnancy, young children, teenagers, elderly parents, school, university, care homes to name a few and they subsequently often don’t have time for themselves. They often put themselves and their own health last and some suffer in silence.

I’ve continued this mission to improve women’s health by co-founding The Well HQ, an online platform to help active women and those who support them, gain knowledge and know-how in women’s health so they can thrive in health, in sport and in life.

With both platforms, my aim is to inform you with helpful tips for your and your family’s health. To inspire you to make lifestyle changes to prevent health problems. And to hopefully make an impact in the life of you and your family.

Dr Bella Smith MBBS BMedSci (first) MRCP MRCGP (Merit) FSRH

PROVIDING HONEST MEDICAL INFORMATION TO BUSY WOMEN

I set up The Digital GP to provide honest medical information to busy women. As an NHS GP I see many women who are juggling busy jobs, pregnancy, young children, teenagers, elderly parents, school, university, care homes to name a few and they subsequently often don’t have time for themselves. They often put themselves and their own health last and some suffer in silence.

I’ve continued this mission to improve women’s health by co-founding The Well HQ, an online platform to help active women and those who support them, gain knowledge and know-how in women’s health so they can thrive in health, in sport and in life.

With both platforms, my aim is to inform you with helpful tips for your and your family’s health. To inspire you to make lifestyle changes to prevent health problems. And to hopefully make an impact in the life of you and your family.

Dr Bella Smith MBBS BMedSci (first) MRCP MRCGP (Merit) FSRH

WOMEN’S HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE WITH THE WELL HQ

Through The Well HQ I offer a number of Menopause Workshops and Women’s Health sessions that help businesses get this important topic discussed in a corporate environment. 

It is a positive and proactive step for businesses to take and the talks can be tailored to the business and audience.

Menopause in the Workplace. Business workshops

KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

All the latest posts

  • #GetLippy

#GetLippy

This May I am joining the Eve Appeal to raise awareness for all gynaecological cancers. The campaign is called #GetLippy and encourages us all to talk about women’s health.

FEATURED ARTICLE

Lifestyle tips for managing depression

12 lifestyle top tips to help you manage depression. If you worried that you or a loved one is suffering from depression please see your GP for a review

  • Menopause 1010 event, Digital GP, Dr Bella Smith, Baz Moffat

Talking menopause… first Menopause 101 event a great success

Dr Bella Smith, The Digital GP, and and Baz Moffatt held their first ever Menopause101 event in May and it was incredible success! They were joined by so many fabulous women to talk all about women’s health and the #menopause in a really positive and empowering way. In the process lots of money was raised for the @eveappeal #getlippy campaign.

What’s being said on our Insta…

The Digital GP’s Dr Bella adds regular health information videos and posts to our Instagram account,
check out lots of them below and subscribe to see new ones as they are posted.

I really enjoyed chatting on this podcast with Dr I really enjoyed chatting on this podcast with Dr Tara, all about menopause and mental health. Have a listen xxxx

Posted @withrepost • @drtaraquinncirillo The Adversity Psychologist Podcast- Series 2 

Episode 5 is out! 🎉

 
In this episode I talk to the fantastic Dr Bella Smith @thedigitalgp known as the “Digital GP” and Co-Founder of The Well HQ @thewell_hq about Menopause.

We cover:
 
-Menopause in the spotlight.
-Addressing Stigma
-Body literacy- know your body and any changes  that occur
-Key Signs of Menopause
-How menopause can impact functioning
-Seeking the right help
-Talking to others and normalising conversations
 

The Adversity Psychologist Podcast sessions do not constitute any kind of formal clinical support. If you require support with your emotional health or are in crisis then please refer to the episode show notes 

If you are enjoying the podcast it would be great if you can subscribe, share rate and review the episodes. It helps us reach more people with our narratives of adversity.

 #theadversitypsychologistpodcast  #psychologypodcast #psychology #mentalhealth #wellbeing #coping #drtara #sleep #pandemic #anxiety #depression #setbacks #stress #disability #injury #grief #loss #trauma #change #hope #compassion #recovery #childhood #illness #toughtimes #cancer #fitness #narcissism #relationships #menopause
Posted @withrepost So proud to be involved with t Posted @withrepost 
So proud to be involved with this campaign • @thewell_hq 

Call it what it is. 
Period. 

In conjunction with 50 top female athletes, we’ve just launched our Call it What it is campaign, a plea to standardise the language of the female body, starting with period.

You can get involved and sign the pledge:
No more euphemisms
No more stigma 
#sayperiod

It’s a change anyone can make. It’s a change we can all impart to friends, peers and, crucially, the next generation. If we can
hand over a functional vocabulary that lends itself to cohesion and change we can evolve past a social compromise that continues to limit her in school, into life, into sport and beyond.

This is a step we can all take. Language has power. The wrong language hurts. The right language will be a stepping stone to her future, better.

Join the pledge with the link in @thewell_hq bio x

#sayperiod #menstrualcycle #womenshealth #femaleathlete
Very excited for our #sportinhershoes conference @ Very excited for our #sportinhershoes conference @thewell_hq to come to @woodbridge_schl on 11th November 2022 
See below for more details xxx

Posted @withrepost • @woodbridge_schl We're hosting a one-day workshop with @thewell_hq  on Friday 11 November, Sport In Her Shoes, aimed at supporting girls, boys, teachers and coaches in understanding and being able to talk about the female body so that girls can continue to participate in sport at all times.  Students from our School will attend and we're also extending an invitation to local schools and organisations in the community to join us, please contact Helen Richardson (hrichardson@woodbridgeschool.org.uk) for more details.  You can find more details about the event at www.woodbridgeschool.org.uk/sport-in-her-shoes/
Posted @withrepost • @thewell_hq Today is world Posted @withrepost • @thewell_hq Today is world mental health day. 

We often hear about physical symptoms of the menopause 

But mental health symptoms are also common in the menopause 

We need to be talking about the Menopause and Mental Health more:
Anxiety
Low Mood
Panic Attacks 
Depression
Feeling Emotional
Tearful 
Irritability 

THESE CAN ALL BE SYMPTOMS OF THE MENOPAUSE 

And as with most menopausal symptoms, there can be a relatively simple fix (HRT + looking at lifestyle factors)!

Talk to your GP, if they don’t listen then don’t be disheartened and try again or find a different health professional to talk to.

Learn more to in the article linked in our story! 

Share to spread awareness, don’t let any woman suffer in silence x

#mentalhealth 
#menopausesymptoms
#menopausesupport 
#worldmentalhealthday
#menopausemonth
Reposting @withrepost • @talkswithdrsesay Are yo Reposting @withrepost • @talkswithdrsesay Are you gynae aware? Can you confidently name all of the gynae anatomy? Are you familiar with ‘red flag’ symptoms to look out for when it comes to gynaecological conditions? Do you feel comfortable talking about gynae health or seeking help for it?
 
Did you answer ‘No’ to any of the questions above? These things are vital to be aware of. There is a crucial need to raise awareness about gynae health. The taboo, stigma and embarrassment surrounding it need to be obliterated. Too many are suffering in silence and too many are being diagnosed with conditions late when outcomes could have been very different had there been better knowledge and education.

This is why I am so excited to be teaming up with @GSK and @eveappeal on their “BeGynaeAware” campaign which aims to raise awareness of gynaecological health to help people become better aware of what’s normal for them and feel confident to visit their doctor to discuss their concerns. Check out their website by clicking on the link in bio and test your knowledge by taking the BeGynaeAware quiz. 
 
There is also an amazing BeGynaeAware checklist which contains all the different gynae health areas to keep track of, to help you spot if something might have changed. Additionally, there are handy guides for both patients and health professionals with tips and suggestions to make the gynae health appointment more comfortable and supportive. 
 
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This is such an amazing campaign, I hope you get involved and share with your family and friends. Let’s all #BeGynaeAware 
 
#ad #eveappeal #womenshealth #gynaecologicalcancerawarenessmonth #gynaecancerawarenessmonth #healtheducation 

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September 2022

VIDEOS

Talking About Contraception After Birth

Here is short Video of Sam and I talking about Contraception options after you have given birth.

Videos

  • #GetLippy

#GetLippy

This May I am joining the Eve Appeal to raise awareness for all gynaecological cancers. The campaign is called #GetLippy and encourages us all to talk about women’s health.

  • Bella and Jimmy #GoRed

Bella talks #GoRed with Jimmy Doherty

TV presenter, Suffolk farmer, healthy life campaigner and father of 4 daughters, Jimmy Doherty, talks to Dr Bella Smith (The Digital GP) about how Gynae Cancers don't just affect the women diagnosed with them, they affect their whole families, friends and loved ones.

PODCASTS

Tips for Managing Hayfever

t’s that time of year again when hay fever strikes. It is so common affecting at least 25% of us at some point. Listen to my podcast on tips for managing hay fever.

Podcasts

  • Prostate Cancer - facts & info

Prostate Cancer. Facts & useful info – podcast

Men are often embarrassed to see their GPs or are worried about wasting Dr's time and so this article is to try to raise awareness of the disease and to encourage our male relations to seek medical help for any new 'niggling' symptoms

HEALTH KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

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