The Medical Women's Federation has 'strongly rejected' NHS plan proposals to introduce a sub-consultant grade. It says implementation of the 'proposed employment bondage would seriously damage the national recruitment drive', and warns that 'women doctors know from bitter experience who will fill such posts'. It also suggests that contract changes 'must allow for the flexibility so carefully nurtured in the NHS or there is a risk of wasting or losing half the potential workforce'. Honorary secretary Dr Mollie McBride said NHS employees were 'exhausted by constant change' and 'in danger of becoming totally bogged down in excessive paper work, timetabling delays and lack of comprehension by frontline workers.