MWF responds to BBC gender pay gap figures

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16 February 2018

Gender Pay Gap in Medicine

Responding to figures published today by the BBC which shows a gender pay gap among consultants, Dr Sally Davies, immediate MWF Past-President, said:

"We need to do more to support women. They often fall behind when they have children and have to take time off.

"By the time they get to the point where overtime is available or the awards are being handed out they find themselves behind men. It's a serious problem."



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For further information please contact:

Medical Women's Federation, Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HX.

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National Clinical Excellence Awards 2018: NOW OPEN

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15 January 2018

National Clinical Excellence Awards 2018 Round

Clinical Excellence Awards recognise and reward NHS consultants and academic GPs who perform 'over and above' the standard expected of their role. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards gives awards for quality and excellence, acknowledging personal contributions. 

We want to encourage more and more women to apply for this award, to break the glass ceiling and reach the leadership positions you deserve!

MWF Support

MWF are a nominating body and want to assist as many members as possible with their applications. The 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards opens on Tuesday 13th February 2018 and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 12th April 2018. For those who are thinking of applying for new awards and/or renewals we suggest start working on your application.

The closing date for the receipt of applications for MWF support is strictly midnight on Sunday 18th March 2018. Please also ensure you submit a completed MWF ACCEA Form with your application. You can download the MWF ACCEA form here. Applications are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ACCEA Guidelines

Application guidance for the 2018 national Clinical Excellence Awards round can be found on the website here. It is essential that candidates read and familiarise themselves with the ACCEA candidate guidelines, which can be accessed via the above link. ACCEA considers applications for CEAs from consultants employed in NHS organisations in England and Wales only. Scotland and Northern Ireland run schemes unconnected to, but along similar lines, as ACCEA.

All candidates are advised to keep up to date with developments via the ACCEA website at:

MWF Top Tips for Completing Your ACCEA Application

We also have also put together '21 Top Tips for Completing your ACCEA application' which we suggest you take a look at here.  

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Katherine Branson Essay Competition 2018

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14 December 2017

Katherine Branson Essay Competition 2018

The MWF’s annual essay competition is now open! Undergraduate medical students are invited to submit a 600-800 word essay on one of the following two questions:

1) Is the glass ceiling in medicine broken? If so, how?

2) If you were the Health Minister, what are your priorities to distribute the budget?


Prize: £100 (for each essay).

Closing Date: Sunday 4th March 2018 at midnight.

Submission: Send your essays along with your name, email address, University and year to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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