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Widen inquiry into sexist behaviour at BMA, say women behind allegations

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1984 (Published 30 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1984
  1. Melanie Newman
  1. London

A group of female doctors who drew public attention to sexism and inappropriate behaviour in the BMA have challenged the terms of reference of an inquiry set up to investigate their concerns.

In March GP Online reported allegations of sexist comments being made to senior BMA General Practitioners Committee representatives Zoe Norris and Katie Bramall-Stainer at the conference of UK local medical committees in Belfast.1 These allegations prompted other doctors, including Stephanie deGiorgio and Amy Small, to speak out about their own experience of sexism and harassment while taking part in BMA activities.2 …

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