The Gendered Medical Council – 2

The GMC can’t tell you the sex of its doctors

A woman asks her local hospital:

Can you tell me how I could find out whether a doctor I’m referred to is female or male?

They reply:

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The Gendered Medical Council – 1

How did the GMC come to record the ‘gender’ of doctors and not their sex?

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the statutory regulator of medical doctors in the UK. Doctors who practise medicine in the UK must hold Read more

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Banning Conversion Therapy

I submitted a response to the Government’s recent Banning therapy consultation.

As is a theme of this website, my response focussed on definitions and the meaning of terms used — and found the consultation severely lacking.

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Time for the EHRC to do its job

It’s time the EHRC did its job and set an example that showed it is serious about protecting the rights of women and girls.

I have been trying to understand the position adopted by the Equality and Human Rights Read more

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The EHRC’s sex symbols

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) says their role is ‘to make the country a fairer place by enforcing and upholding the laws that safeguard everyone’s right to fairness, dignity and respect.’

They have produced a series of Read more

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‘Gender’ is not a protected characteristic, admits EHRC

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has come in for a lot of criticism in recent years for its silence and lack of clarity on the difference between sex and ‘gender’ in terms of the protected characteristics under Read more

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