Jeremy Hunt vows to tackle gender pay gap in medicine

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Health secretary launches review addressing the obstacles female doctors face in their career progression

A review has been launched to eliminate the gender pay gap in medicine, which sees male doctors getting paid over £10,000 more than their female counterparts.

Male doctors receive an average £67,788 in basic pay, compared with £57,569 for female doctors – a difference of £10,219 or 15%.

Related: Labour MP blasts law firm’s ‘meaningless’ gender pay gap report

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