Women and Medicine: Leadership for the future of the NHS
Presented by The Medical Womens Federation (MWF) and The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Presented by the Medical Womens Federation and The Royal Society of Medicine, this event offered an insight into current leadership in medicine, with a particular focus on gender inequities.

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE welcomes the delegates with an opening speech and chairs the panel of experts at the first episode in a four-part series, seeing highly successful women spanning a variety of medical disciplines, discussing first-hand experience of how to progress through the stages of leadership in the NHS and share tips on how to get started. A key note lecture was delivered by Dame Clare Gerada, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners.


HBJ tweeted: Prof Averil Mansfield, the first female professor of Surgery in the UK. Speaking now about the need for integrity in our leaders.  Her mentor had one ambition: that she should become a better surgeon than he was.  Lift as you climb.

HBJ tweeted: And now Clare Gerada reflecting on leadership, being a woman and the journey to becoming a medical leader. Clinical work, research, publications and eventually recognition for her work. Wonderful to have her here tonight to share her journey.

HBJ tweeted: Loving this talk by ⁦Helen Bevan ⁩on the hierarchy of capabilities in leadership. Daring, creativity and initiative are the things we need our leaders to demonstrate and to nurture in others.

This event was held at The Royal Society of Medicine and run in association with the Medical Women’s Federation – the largest UK body of women doctors – who provide support and promote leadership for women in medicine.