BMA launches urgent inquiry into sexual harassment
Allegations by some of the UK’s most senior female doctors of widespread sexual harassment at the top of the medical profession have forced the British Medical Association to launch an urgent investigation.
Dr Zoe Norris and Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, who are members of the general practice committee (GPC), the body which represents all GPs, have chosen to blow the whistle on misogynistic behaviour of some members and the sexist culture of the male-dominated committee.
Hundreds of colleagues have contacted them after Bramall-Stainer complained last month about being called a “naughty girl” by a member of the committee before giving a speech in Belfast.
Norris is stepping down in protest from the GPC and says her experiences have “taken a significant toll on her mental health”.