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Letters Sexism and sexual harassment at the BMA

Sexism at the BMA: the ordinary BMA doctor has moved forward

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 15 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6541
  1. Helena M McKeown, chair
  1. BMA Representative Body, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP, UK
  1. helenamckeown{at}

It is unfortunate that in her otherwise depressingly accurate editorial Jane Dacre unwittingly misrepresented the leadership of the BMA.1 This gives me the chance to clarify the evolution of our democratic leadership—which tells a more positive narrative but is perhaps less exciting than the incorrect headline that we have never had a female chair. …

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