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Review to 'eliminate gender pay gap among doctors'

May 27, 2018 4:05 pm

The NHS in England is to review how much it pays male and female doctors in an effort to eliminate a gender pay gap of 15%.

A review announced by the health secretary will look at why male doctors are paid on average £10,000 more than female doctors, as the BBC reported.

Across the whole NHS, women are paid 23% less than men despite far more women being employed.

A leading female doctor is to lead the review into the reasons behind the gap.

Prof Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said the current situation was unacceptable.

“Over 50% of medical school entrants are women and we owe it to them and their future commitment to the NHS to ensure they are treated fairly,” she said.

Male doctors are paid on average £67,788 in basic pay, compared with £57,569 for female doctors.