NHS should invest more in women

an image of a female doctorFemale dominated boards should be the norm rather than exception.

As the NHS goes through major structural upheaval, we have a great opportunity to make changes for the better. One area often over looked is the place of women — particularly women doctors — in leadership positions.

Having been brought up in a family where men were more important, juggled my medical career part-time with family life, and followed my husband’s job around the country, 18 months ago I took the opportunity to look at women doctors’ careers in depth.

A report created from many long but inspirational late night interviews and research led to a job and a plan to support women doctors’ progression to a leadership role.

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