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BMA must go further and faster on tackling sexist behaviour, annual meeting agrees

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 30 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1623
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. The BMJ

The BMA needs to do more to value and support its female members and those belonging to minority groups who do not fit the stereotypical image of a doctor, the association’s annual representatives meeting has affirmed.

While doctors agreed some progress has been made since Daphne Romney QC’s 2019 investigation into sexism and sexual harassment at the BMA,1 they said more needs to be done to improve inclusivity of women and members of minority groups, including those with an ethnic background, international medical graduates, and locum doctors.

To date, 55% of the Romney report recommendations have been implemented2 but speakers argued that an annual report …

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