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October 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:119–23 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.030

Women not in cardiology: where are we going wrong? A survey of the perceptions and barriers to training

Hibba Kurdi, Holly Morgan, Claire Williams

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Introduction The under representation of women in cardiology training is now a recognised shortfall that also extends into the consultant workforce. There are multiple reports of this phenomenon worldwide, including Europe,1 US,2,3 Canada,4 and Australia.5 In the UK, women make up 28% of trainees and 13% of the consultant tier.6 This is a stark difference to other medical specialties in the UK.7 In order to improve the recruitment of women into cardiology, it is important to first understand why alternative specialties are more successful at attracting a greater proportion of female trainees. Surveys to date have focused on the opinions of w

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June 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:51–54 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.017

Impact of COVID-19 on primary percutaneous coronary intervention centres in the UK: a survey

Ahmed M Adlan, Ven G Lim, Gurpreet Dhillon, Hibba Kurdi, Gemina Doolub, Nadir Elamin, Amir Aziz, Sanjay Sastry, Gershan Davis

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Introduction Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 12th March 2020.1 Subsequently, on 20th March 2020, the National Health Service (NHS) England in collaboration with the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) and the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) published guidelines for the management of cardiology patients during the coronavirus pandemic.2 Briefly, the guidelines recommended that: all non-urgent elective inpatient/day case procedures should be postponed primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) should continue to b

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