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Advisory group sets out measures to boost career prospects of women doctors

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 14 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4221
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

    A government group has recommended several changes that will help England’s increasingly high proportion of women doctors to develop their careers.

    Proposals such as improving access to child care, introducing part time training, and improving career guidance are given in a report published on 12 October by the National Working Group on Women in Medicine.

    The group, set up by the Department of Health, is keen to see wide ranging changes implemented that would help improve the career prospects of women doctors.

    Its report says that the female intake into medical schools had risen from just 492 (24% of …

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