We are a large mid-Wales practice and our local heath board Powys has withdrawn all maternity leave payments as far as we can see.
Even for a large practice, this amounts to a pay cut of nearly £10,000 each - if you were a small practice it would be impossible and would amount to huge discrimination.
It will deter women from entering or re-entering practice.
With the medical schools running at about 70/30 in favour of women, this situation can only get worse.
This will increasingly affect decisions on partnership and employment - itself a form of discrimination.
Dr Christopher Nevill, Newtown Powys.