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Doctors alleging sexism at BMA welcome appointment of QC to lead review

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4259
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A leading employment lawyer who specialises in discrimination has been appointed to lead an independent review of sexism in the BMA, which will begin this month and publish recommendations later this year.

Daphne Romney QC will head the review, which follows allegations of sexist remarks made to senior BMA General Practitioners Committee representatives Zoe Norris and Katie Bramall-Stainer at the conference of UK local medical committees earlier this year.1 The allegations led to other doctors speaking out about their own experiences of sexism, harassment, and inappropriate behaviour during BMA activities.

The appointment was announced ahead of the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Belfast next week (23 to 27 June),2 where a motion on the investigation will be …

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