Junior Doctor Prize 2019 - Now Open!

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01 July 2019

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Junior Doctor Prize 2019

Prize: £100 for each category (artistic and prose) and an invitation to present your winning entry at our Autumn Conference

Open to: All trainee doctors

Submission deadline: Sunday 1st September 2019 at midnight



We are delighted to announce that the topic for this year's Junior Doctor Prize is:

The 'Invisible Women': Gender bias in medicine through a patient's lens

This is a creative prize and is not intended to be a research piece. Rather, we encourage both artistic (paintings, sculptures, cartoons, songs) and prose (creative writing, poetry) submissions that might showcase your creative talents! If your submission is a piece of artwork please take a photograph or scan of the piece and email it to Central Office, along with a brief synopsis (200-400 words).

Please note: competition entry for MWF members is free of charge and non-members will be charged £5 to enter at the point of submission. Submissions that do not follow the entry requirements will not be accepted.

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Upon completing the form below, all applications should be submitted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The winner of each category (artistic and prose) will win £100 and an invitation to present your winning entry at our Autumn Conference!

Closing date for all entries: Sunday 1st September 2019 at midnight

MWF Vacancies 2019 - Now Open!

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mwf vacancies 2019

1. Honorary Secretary Vacancy

2. Council Member Vacancies

3. Junior Doctor Representative Vacancies


1. Honorary Secretary:

Would you like to join us and help shape the future for women in the medical profession?

We are inviting nominations for the position of:

  • Honorary Secretary (please click here to view the summary of the role and responsibilities)

2. Council Vacancies:

We are inviting nominations for Council Members to take office for a three year term of office.

This is an excellent opportunity to be a key member of the MWF and we hope you enjoy participating in the experience of being a Trustee.

We are inviting nominations for Council members in the following regions:

    • South East
    • East Midlands
    • West Midlands
    • North East
    • North West
    • East of England
    • Scottish Eastern
    • Scottish Western

Please click here to read the summary of guidelines and Council Member Job description.

Nominees must be proposed and seconded (by MWF Members) using the nomination form here. Please send a typed CV –stating name, brief career resume, MWF membership and service, along with a brief personal statement (1-side A4 maximum) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eligibility: Please note Council members positions are open to all qualified doctors and we would very much like to encourage enthusiastic members to apply, for any one of the above positions.

Deadline for applications: Monday 8th July 2019 at 5pm.


3. Junior Doctor Representative Vacancies:

Below is a list of our current Junior Doctor Representative vacancies:

  • London

  • East of England

  • East Midlands

  • South West

  • North East

  • North West

  • Scotland

  • West Midlands

  • Northern Ireland

Please click here to read the summary of guidelines and Junior Doctor Representative Job description. To apply, please send a typed CV – stating name, brief career resume, along with a brief personal statement (1-side A4 maximum) detailing what you want to achieve in this role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Deadline for applications: Monday 8th July 2019 at 5pm.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Central Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Obituary: Dr Lotte Newman CBE (MWF Past President 1987-88)

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08 May 2019


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It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr Lotte Newman CBE PPRCGP died on Friday 26th April 2019 aged 90. She was Past President of the Medical Women’s Federation (1987-88), a champion of women’s roles and rights both as a doctor and patient in Primary Health Care nationally and internationally.

Her parents Tilly Meyer and George Neumann met in Frankfurt and both qualified as doctors. George had the foresight to travel to Glasgow (1933) and requalify as a doctor, to allow his wife, son, daughter and a cousin to travel to England in 1938 and escape the fate of many. She used to say "I remember the night we went. We were woken up, I presume it was after midnight, and dressed and told to be quiet and not make a noise and taken to the train. I don’t remember saying goodbye to anybody and I don’t remember all that much until we were on the train near the frontier and I presume it was a normal stop and my mother was taken off the train and then, I presume I was about eight, between seven and eight, and I was very conscious of the fear that my mother wouldn’t come back. I didn’t really quite know what it was all about." With her father established as a GP they avoided internment and started at a local school speaking little English. Two years later at 11 she had obtained a scholarship to North London Collegiate School. Lotte went to Birmingham and did a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Physiology thereafter qualifying at Westminster Medical School.

In 1968 Lotte and Tony Antoniou established The Abbey Medical Centre (an early primary care centre) in Abbey Road. Her NHS practice served patients in Kilburn, West Hampstead, St John’s Wood, Swiss Cottage and Hampstead and Lotte was at the helm for 45 years. She herself complained that as a woman there were only two options: “if you speak out you’re a shrieking harridan, if you keep quiet you’re a shrinking violet.”

She was the first 20th century female president of the Royal College of General Practitioner’s (RCGP), Vice-President of Wonca, Jewish Woman of the Year, Medical Director of St. John’s Ambulance, Board of Deputies rep for her schul, Past President of the Medical Women’s Federation (1987-88), and a Board member of AXAPPP.

Newman attributed her remarkable success to “luck, very good support from my family, being prepared to be unpopular at times – and always being at least as well prepared as the men at meetings!”

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