Dr Chaand Nagpaul Chair of BMAhas apologised and promised an investigation after GPonline reported on sexism and abusive behaviour by some male colleagues towards senior women in the GPC.
Dr Nagpaul stated that he was appalled to hear of the treatment my colleagues describe and of similarly unacceptable behaviours.
Dr Nagpaul said:”I want to say I’m sorry to them, and offer my heartfelt apologies on behalf of the whole association. Abusive behaviour has no place in the BMA and I recognise the courage that it takes to come forward with such allegations and so I thank them for that.
In order to be truly representative we cannot afford to lose valued members as a result of inappropriate behaviour going unchallenged, and ultimately, it will be the profession that loses out if we do.”