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Most men on top BMA committee don’t think lack of diversity is a problem

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1638 (Published 05 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1638
  1. Melanie Newman
  1. London

A survey of members of the BMA’s UK General Practitioners Committee found that most male members did not believe that the committee needed to reflect the diversity of the doctors it represents.

The survey also found that most women on the 83 member GPC said that they were aware of “gender specific negative behaviours” among their committee colleagues, whereas less than a fifth of male respondents were aware of such behaviour.

The research, which was finalised in March 2019 and whose findings have not been made public to the wider BMA membership, was leaked to The BMJ in the wake of accusations of misogynistic and discriminatory behaviour among GPC members.1 …

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