Women in NHS are paid a quarter less than men

Female NHS staff earn 25 per cent less than their male colleagues, according to data on more than a million workers.

The gender pay gap among full-time doctors is 15 per cent, but rises to 26 per cent when part-time work is included, data from NHS Digital shows. The average earnings for all male doctors is £88,613, compared with £65,236 for women.

For nurses and porters the gap shrinks to 4 per cent. Overall among NHS staff, full-time men earn an average of £37,470 and women £28,702. This rises to a gap of 36 per cent taking part-time work, bonuses and overtime into account, with the average man earning £44,166 compared with £28,017 for women.

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