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Male doctors earn £15,000 a year more than women, study reveals

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/10/2009

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Denis Campbell

"Female doctors working in the NHS are paid thousands of pounds a year less than their male colleagues as a result of widespread discrimination and a "hostile culture" at work, a study reveals.

"There is an average salary gap of £15,245 between men and women among the UK's 135,000 medics, according to a report by the British Medical Association. After excluding differences owing to age, experience and area of specialism, the study found that female consultants typically earn £5,500 less than their male peers and female junior doctors' pay is around £2,000 below that of their male counterparts. The research, to be published on Friday, is the first to investigate differences in doctors' salaries.

""Our results show that men and women with identical experience and expertise are paid differently - which suggests evidence of discrimination," concludes the report, which has been funded by the BMA, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Imperial College London and the Medical Women's Federation."

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"Male doctors earn £15,000 a year more than women, study reveals", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 24/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/male-doctors-earn-15-000-a-year-more-than-women-study-reveals