Dean E. Bulletin 2017

To the contrary. The author of this article argues volubly that a jaundiced culture has led to such attitudes that in turn has led to unacceptable pay differences and this gap is increasing; the Office for National Statistics reported in 2004 that male doctors earned 21% more than their female colleagues, and this had grown to 41% in 2015. But it has been argued that women may not want to pursue the highest-paid specialties, such as general and neurosurgery, as they have high on-call commitments making it difficult with finding suitable childcare. The author states that supernumerary part-time training is no longer available, however there are Less Than Full Time (LTFT) training schemes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a comparable scheme in Scotland. Policies should be enacted to address inequalities (see - a national initiative dedicated to encouraging, enabling and inspiring women to fulfil their surgical career ambitions).