Press Release 29/03/2019 – Gender Pay Gap Review in Medicine
The Medical Women’s Federation (MWF) welcomes the interim findings of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine Review published today by the Department of Health and Social Care, which the MWF is contributing to as a key stakeholder.
The interim findings confirm that male doctors in the NHS earn 17% more, on average, than their female peers.
The review’s initial findings confirm that:
the general practice gender pay gap is 33% – far higher than the average in medicine
women are not yet represented in equal proportions in senior medical grades – there are nearly 32,000 male consultants to 18,000 female
two-thirds of doctors in training grades are women, but within consultant grades this drops to under half
women are over-represented in lower-paid specialties, such as public health and occupational health, but under-represented in the highest-paying specialties, such as urology and surgery
there is variation across medical specialties, with male-dominated specialties such as urology showing a higher gender pay gap