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Female doctors hit back at claim they avoid antisocial hours

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i323 (Published 18 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i323
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Doctors have hit back at claims in the UK media that women in the profession wish to avoid working antisocial hours.

Writing in the Sunday Times, the journalist Dominic Lawson said that an increasing number of female doctors was an important—but unspoken—factor in the disagreement over changes to antisocial hours proposed in the new contract for junior doctors. He also argued that more female GPs who didn’t want to work unsocial hours had meant “an increasing pile-up in the …

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