About us


About Us


The Medical Women's Federation was founded in 1917 and is today the largest and most influential body of women doctors in the UK. We are the voice of UK medical women on medical issues. The MWF welcome and support all women doctors including those who identify as trans or gender diverse. 


MWF Aims

  • Improving working conditions: the MWF are passionate about improving the working lives of women doctors and aim to promote the personal and professional development of women in medicine. 
  • Amplifying our voices: As the largest body of women doctors in the UK, the MWF aims to represent and amplify the voices of medical women on medical issues. 
  • Networking and support: The MWF provides a unique network of women doctors in all branches of the profession, and at all stages from medical students to senior consultants. We aim to achieve real equality by providing practical, personal help from members who know the hurdles and have overcome them. 


MWF Achievements

MWF has campaigned for many years for:

  • The development and acceptance of less than full time training and working patterns at all levels of the profession
  • Recognition and fair treatment of sessional doctors in general practice
  • the need for continuing medical education and a proper career structure for non-consultant hospital career grade practitioners
  • Family-friendly employment and childcare tax relief
  • Proper treatment for women who suffer sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Abolition of female genital mutilation
  • Ensuring the needs of women patients and women doctors are considering in the planning and development of services
  • Ensuring women doctors are active in professional life - MWF members are active in a large range of organisations, including the Royal Colleges, BMA, GMC, Local Medical Committees and Postgraduate Deaneries 


Much progress has been made, but much more remains to be done. Join us and help to amplify the voices of medical women on medical issues!

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