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Romney review: BMA says “real and meaningful progress” is being made on sexism

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 22 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1527
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. London

The BMA has produced a report charting the progress it has made to embed the recommendations from Daphne Romney QC’s 2019 investigation into sexism and sexual harassment at the organisation.

The report, shared with The BMJ ahead of its publication, comes as the BMA faces mounting pressure to act on Romney’s findings and as leading female doctors told The BMJ that the process of responding to the landmark inquiry was taking too long.1

Latifa Patel, the newly elected chair of the BMA’s representative body, said the report showed the BMA was committed to making “real and meaningful progress” to improving its culture but acknowledged that “there is plenty still to do.”

The report, entitled Improving Culture and Inclusion at the BMA, highlights a rise in the proportion of female members in BMA leadership positions (committee chairs and deputy chairs), from 29.3% in March 2019 to 36.9% …

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