Dr Deirdre Lundy
Lead Medical Officer Complex Menopause Service NMH Holles Street
Deirdre has been working in general practice for over 30 years but she is not a ‘GP’, always concentrating on sexual and reproductive health. She began her career working with many family planning clinics around Dublin and was based at Bray Women’s Health Centre for more than 20 years. She is a British Menopause Society accredited Menopause Expert and Trainer.
She left Bray to take up a new post as Lead Medical Officer for the new Complex Menopause Service at the National Maternity Hospital Holles Street where she works with her wonderful colleagues to improve outcomes for people with menopause problems throughout Ireland.
Given Deirdre’s significant experience and expertise she accepted an offer from Penguin publishers to write a book on menopause. The Menopause: The Essential Guide to Managing Your Health in Mid-Life was published in February 2023 to critical acclaim.
Deirdre helped establish, and currently works in, the Intrauterine and Contraceptive Services at The Rotunda, Coombe and National Maternity Hospitals and provides a host of online talks and webinars for medical colleagues for GPBuddy, Practice Nurse Buddy, PharmaBuddy and the groundbreaking 1000 strong ‘HRT Prescribers’ advice app on Telegram.
She is leading the development of the new Guideline on Menopause for Secondary Care in Ireland and collaborating with ARC Cancer Support to provide free, evidence based information on menopause for people who have had a cancer diagnosis.