College commits to address gender pay gap

Speaking today following the publication of an update from the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review which shows that in the NHS, 2 in 3 consultants are men, and that men earn £1.17 for every £1 earned by women, College President Professor Jackie Taylor committed the College to positive action to address the issue.

Speaking in Glasgow, Professor Taylor highlighted the College’s commitment to inclusivity, and called for other health bodies to join with Royal Colleges and others to develop future women leaders in medicine:

“While our medical schools continue to produce a majority of female graduates, it’s really disappointing to see that today’s report has confirmed that women are under-represented in senior roles within the NHS, leading to this unacceptable pay gap. That’s why our College is developing our own programmes to support the development of future women leaders in medicine and academia, in order to ensure that women can reach their full potential within our profession.
“It’s vital that the NHS and other bodies now take positive action and seek to work with organisations like ours to help close these gaps. We must ensure that our health service is a fair and inclusive place to work.”


John Fellows

Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0) 141 221 6072



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