Barriers to women GP careers investigated

The lack of progression for GPs to return to work after a career break of two years or more was discussed by the Medical Women's Federation at its annual meeting last week.

It also backed an idea to investigate the inequalities in flexible training between deaneries.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Prize was awarded to Tamzin Cuming who presented work carried out with Beryl De Souza on the poor representation of women on Royal College councils and results of a sample survey on those women in council suggesting mentoring was helpful in order to apply to sit on council.

Keynote speaker Dr Katherine Rake, director of the Fawcett Society, talked about gender inequality and continuing barriers to women’s careers.

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