Women consultants

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.720 (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:720
  1. G Chamberlain
  1. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London NW1 4RG.

    EDITOR, - John Stark and Heather Demery state that although fewer women than men apply for consultant posts in the East Anglian region, a greater proportion of women are both shortlisted and appointed.1 They put some of the low application rate down to the problems that the women's partners might have in finding suitable posts in small towns, in which most East Anglian hospitals are found.

    This is a nationwide problem in obstetrics and gynaecology. At the …

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