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Royal College battles for more women surgeons

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7213.802a (Published 25 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:802
  1. Richard Woodman
  1. London

    The Royal College of Surgeons has announced plans to increase the number of women consultants but it will be many years before domination by men comes to an end.

    Currently, only 5% of the United Kingdom's 4190 consultant surgeons are women. The college wants to double this to 10% within five years and double it again to at least 20% by 2009.

    “These are ambitious but …

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