Career Focus


BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3a-7084

It's a well known fact that although half of those entering medical school are now women the increased output of women graduates is not matched by the career progress of women doctor. Last year's conference on the role of women doctors in general practice by the University of Wales College of Medicine and the Campaign for Opportunity 2000 inside the Health Service in Wales made some sensible points: older doctors should be encouraged to work part time and job share with younger doctors at the start of their careers; there should be a regional adviser for women working and training in general practice; there should be a restructuring of the reward system for principals which would allow progression through merit awards and further qualifications; and there should be incentives to encourage the development of young principal groups, women's groups, and re-entry groups. More details from the NHS Wales Equality Unit, Talygarn Rehabilitation Centre, Talygarn, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan CF7 9XB.

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