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I still experience sexism at work – how about you?
I still experience sexism at work – how about you? One doctor decided to take a stand after repeated derogatory remarks at work based on gender
Mental health: we need action, not just awareness
Mental health: we need action, not just awareness In the midst of the COVID pandemic it is important culture is improved for medical students to keep depression at bay
Pensions freeze triggers doctor exodus fears
Pensions freeze triggers doctor exodus fears The chancellor has imposed an ‘unfair tax’ on doctors – and a BMA survey reveals many now plan to leave the NHS before their expected retirement.
Effort to tackle COVID's effects on ethnic minorities 'too slow'
Effort to tackle COVID's effects on ethnic minorities 'too slow' Ministers must focus on addressing health inequalities relating to COVID-19, the BMA has said, following a report showing BAME communities are still being disproportionately affected.
Speaking up, listening up – scotching sexism in the NHS
Speaking up, listening up – scotching sexism in the NHS Women doctors can be overlooked and underpaid, patronised or judged on their appearance. A joint conference between the BMA and the Medical Women’s Federation explored efforts to tackle sexism
Judges' ruling prompts call for doctors to follow suit
Judges' ruling prompts call for doctors to follow suit Doctors have reissued calls for reform of punitive taxes on their pensions after ministers agreed to end them for judges amid ‘unprecedented’ recruitment and retention problems in courts.