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Senior male leaders must act as allies to help women succeed, says report

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 08 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1099

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Sam Allen: Supporting women into leadership roles—men must act as “allies”

  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

Gender equality at all levels of the NHS workforce will only be achieved if men act as allies to women, a new report has argued.

The report, launched to coincide with International Women’s Day, gathered views from men in senior leadership roles across the NHS.1

It was published by the Health and Care Women Leaders Network, which was created in 2015 to bring together senior and aspiring women leaders.

Samantha Allen, chair of the network, said men needed to understand the barriers women faced in the …

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