LISTEN to this informative and warm conversation with Dr Rita Doyle and Dr Mary Short, who’s the Director of Women’s Health with the ICGP. Dr Rita Doyle is a Bray-based GP, and  the first woman President of the Irish Medical Council, and the first full time GP appointed President of the Medical Council.

She describes the challenges of being a woman GP, on the extra demands she faced as a woman GP particularly as she had five children at a time when there was no maternity leave for women GPs. She had her first child as she finished her training, and on her second child, she had 3 weeks off, and five days after her final child – because there was nobody else to do it.

Times have improved for women in general practice.  Have a listen here.