Committee Chair: Dr Claire Sharpe
The Equal Opportunities in Nephrology Committee has been created as a result of the Renal Association’s commitment to support and develop equality of opportunity in nephrology in the UK. We hope to improve access to mentoring and career advice for female nephrologists, and encourage women in leadership.
We recognize that equal opportunities issues can apply to men as well, so although much of our initial focus will be on females in nephrology, the firm intention is not to be exclusive and to address equal opportunity concerns wherever they arise.
The EON Committee will liaise with and act as a conduit for exchange of ideas between nephrologists from all arenas which may be under- represented at leadership levels, and the RA Executive Committee.
We encourage anyone with any queries, requests for advice or suggestions for future initiatives to contact Claire Sharpe or committee members directly.
The EON Committee holds a lunchtime networking and information session at each annual conference. In 2014 the session focused on employment issues when working less than full time. An employment specialist from the BMA talked to us about common problems that arise and let us know about the rules and regulations in this area.