Female doctors 'a burden'

The Yorkshire MP Anne McIntosh has caused a stir saying female doctors who want to have children are putting a 'huge burden' on the NHS

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MP: Female doctors 'burden' on NHS

The NHS is facing a huge burden from female doctors who will want to have children and only work part-time, an MP has claimed.

Tory Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton) said that "in the normal course of events" the 70% of medical students who are women will want to marry, start families and then go part-time.

The qualified lawyer said this puts a strain on the NHS and creates a "tremendous burden" in training female doctors who will not end up working full-time hours.

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