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The NHS Creates Controversy Over Job Ad

Updated: Sep 2

The NHS Barts Health Trust created widespread dispute recently through their job post, which was first posted on August 15th and advertised on LinkedIn and the NHS website, where they have been accused of being discriminatory towards men.


The NHS job role post created controversy when the ad stated they were particularly interested in hearing from candidates who ‘identify as female’. Charities and experts have slammed the NHS for being discriminatory to men. Phil Mitchel, a professional therapist to male victims of abuse stated, ‘Some men may believe that their application will be treated less favourably because they do not identify as female’. Thus, creating an environment that neglects the idea of inclusivity. Professor Jenny Gamble, an expert in midwifery for Coventry University, has also stated how this ad ‘does nothing for inclusion and diversity’ – something all organisations should be striving for.


We all come to work with the expectation that we are going to be shown respect and treated appropriately – even from the initial stages of applying for a job. Our inclusive leadership session at Wellity will empower attendees with the awareness and Knowledge to cooperate and communicate with respect, embrace differences, address concerns in a constructive way and help contribute towards a collective vision built on a collaborative, respectful and harmonious work culture.


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