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Women continue to face barriers to becoming senior leaders in the NHS

 

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Women continue to face barriers to becoming senior leaders in the NHS

The results of a new survey, suggest women are still facing barriers to taking senior leadership positions in the NHS.

Just under a half (49 per cent) of women who responded to a survey by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and The King's Fund thought having children put their career at a disadvantage, and two thirds felt a greater pressure to prove themselves than their male counterparts. Other respondents said that they struggled with a culture of an old boys’ network and attitudes to women leaders. More ....