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GMC cases against GPs are soaring

Dr Mairi Scott, chair of RCGP Scotland, believes women GPs are attracted to roles in education because they can make an immediate impact.

‘It's part of the maternalistic approach to help people grow and develop,' she said.

‘Women have limited time to put towards extra things outside their clinical practice and they want to put their time to things that will make an immediate difference.'

Dr Scott said the RCGP was welcoming to women GPs, but still fell into the trap of scheduling meetings at difficult times.

‘They always schedule them on a Saturday and I have never been happy with giving up that time. When my children were little I had to take five or six Saturdays off a year to go to London.'

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