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Letters Gender pay gap

Women are under-represented in the Clinical Excellence Awards

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 21 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2202
  1. Oscar W Hill, retired NHS consultant
  1. London N2 9QB, UK
  1. owjsh{at}

Appleby discusses the gender pay gap in the NHS.1 A major source of gender pay disparity for NHS consultants arises from the Clinical Excellence Awards. Women are one third of the consultant workforce but received only 20% of all awards in 2016 and 2017 and just 12% of the …

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