The largest-ever survey of NHS nurses in England and Wales has suggested men may have greater career success than women, despite only making up 7% of the workforce.
The report, Gender Inequalities in Nursing Careers
, carried out by Policy Studies Institute, shows men are more likely to be promoted than women, especially in higher grades. This is despite women tending to have better qualifications than men and being equally committed to their careers.
Health minister Baroness Hayman said the inequalities had no place in a modern Health Service, adding: “I will be studying the results of the Trusts’ reviews of their equal opportunities policies very closely indeed to see what further action we can take.”