‘We must build an NHS that works for women’: Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledges to close gender pay gap in the health service

One of the inevitable and predictable consequences of the feminisation of the NHS over the past 40+ years has been a severe drop in the effectiveness of the organization, as it has pandered to women’s demands for part-time working and flexible working. The obvious solution would be to reverse the feminisation, and recruit far more men than women in future, but that’s never going to happen.

Our thanks to Mike P for this. Matt Hancock believes pandering even more to women is the solution to the woes of the NHS. The start of the piece:

The UK’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to close the NHS’s gender gap.

Mr Hancock will today say he wants to promote more flexible working options for women and promote them into better-paid jobs in the health service. [J4MB emphasis]

He will call gender equality ‘mission critical’ for the NHS and say it needs to change to accommodate ‘how people expect to work and live now’.

And he will praise the courage of female NHS staff who have faced huge personal difficulty because of the way their jobs are organised.

Mr Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, will make the comments in a speech at the Royal College of Physicians’ annual conference in Manchester this afternoon.

‘We need an NHS working culture that reflects Britain 2019 and accommodates how people expect to work and live now,’ he will say.

‘So it should be deeply troubling to all of us that the NHS gender pay gap is still 23 per cent, that male GPs are, on average, paid a third more than female GPs and that over half of junior doctors are women, but at consultant level it’s only a third.

‘The gender gap is a good barometer of the health of the NHS, [J4MB: What an idiotic assertion] and it’s clear we must do better.

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