Resources to address sexism and sexual harassment in medicine

 
Resources to address sexism and sexual harassment in medicine

MWF is central to new initiatives to address sexism and sexual harassment. Last week, our President, Prof Scarlett McNally, Katie Aldridge, MWF Executive Officer and Dr Rahel Odonde, MWF EDI Officer participated in events at the BMA and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Whilst there is high-level work on reporting mechanisms and support, we want to highlight a NEW toolkit developed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This aims to prevent and eliminate poor behaviours in medicine. We urge all our members, irrespective of their specialty or role, to read these excellent resources and share them widely: https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/sexual-misconduct-in-surgery-lets-remove-it

Perhaps arrange a journal club or clinical governance meeting to discuss them? And consider printing the posters? This will help respect, team-working, staff retention and patient safety.

 Also, please look at MWF’s previous statement with recommendations to reduce sexism and improve the experience of doctors who are parents: https://medicalwomensfederation.org.uk/images/MWF_suggestions_on_sexism_and_parenting_7.7.23_FINAL.pdf. Please share widely.

Together, we can create a future where all individuals are valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.



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