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How diverse is the medical workforce?
The NHS is at its best when everyone feels included. So how diverse is the medical workforce?
The BMA Equality Lens is a data resource that brings together figures on gender and ethnicity from across the doctor workforce in all UK countries, updated annually.
We've looked at the medical workforce through an equality lens, to identify how diverse it actually is.
The proportion of licensed women doctors has risen further in the past year.
The trend of growing numbers of BME doctors in the profession continues.
Medical academia is less diverse than other areas of the profession.
Equality Lens II looks at students and doctors, medical education and academia by gender and ethnicity.
We’re doing a lot of work to understand the story behind these trends. How can you help?
Trinidad -born Dr Terry John, Chair of the BMA International committee, talks about his journey to becoming a senior GP, the lack of black doctors and the challenges of running a practice in London. Read more.
Janet Bolaji was born in west London and went to a local comprehensive. She now works as an F1 in Surrey. Read about the hurdles she faced on the road to becoming a doctor.
In 2016, we began to pull together UK data to create the Equality lens - an information resource which picks out key trends each year.
BETA - visit our new beta site and give us your feedback.