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Review of £10 000 gender pay gap in medicine is launched

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 29 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2366
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The government has launched an independent review of the gender pay gap in medicine, to be led by Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians.

The launch comes after health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt announced in 2016 that the government would commission an independent review on how the gender pay gap could be eliminated in medicine.1

On announcing the review on 28 May, the department of health and social care said that male doctors were paid an average of £67 788 in basic pay, compared with £57 569 for …

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