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Sexism at the BMA: grassroots GPs call for “action not words” by next May

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 25 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6681
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Local GP leaders have demanded that the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee publish a formal action plan for tackling sexism and harassment in the organisation by May next year in response to the damning report into the discriminatory culture at the association.

The independent review by Daphne Romney QC, published last month, reported a culture in which female doctors and staff at the BMA had been bullied, undermined, and in some cases sexually harassed.1 It also criticised the association’s leadership for failing to challenge bad behaviour. The BMA’s governing council met on 13 …

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