Tag - gender balance

NHS drive for diversity in key roles ‘going backwards’

NHS drive for diversity in key roles ‘going backwards’. Study finds fewer woman and BME people in key jobs at NHS trusts, despite initiatives to improve representation. The declining number of people with a BME background in key positions is a setback for the NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Fewer women and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are being given key roles running NHS trusts, prompting claims that the health service is going backwards on diversity and inclusion. The proportion [...]

BMA launches urgent inquiry into sexual harassment

BMA launches urgent inquiry into sexual harassment Move comes after some of UK’s most senior female doctors said there was widespread harassment at top of profession Allegations by some of the UK’s most senior female doctors of widespread sexual harassment at the top of the medical profession have forced the British Medical Association to launch an urgent investigation. Dr Zoe Norris and Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, who are members of the general practice committee (GPC), the body which represents all GPs, have chosen [...]