Junior Doctors Committee

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Overview of the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC)

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The Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) stands up for the rights of all junior doctors on education, training and contractual issues. We negotiate to shape junior doctors' work and training in the NHS. Find out all about us here.

Download the guide to the junior doctors committee

Guide to JDC (PDF)


Our priorities

The junior doctors committee and its members are dedicated to focusing their work on the key issues and challenges facing all junior doctors in the profession.

See our priorities


Who we are

Elected junior doctors from national and regional junior doctors committees form the core of the JDC. We represent the views of junior doctors across the UK to the government and medico-political bodies including royal colleges and educational bodies.

Find out who sits on the committee


Our meetings

We meet quarterly to discuss the issues that are most important to doctors in training.

Who can come

These meetings are open to JDC members. Request more information on how to become a JDC member. You should also get in touch with your regional junior doctors committee - details below.

You can attend a JDC meeting as a visitor. Find out more about the committee visitors scheme.

When we meet

Dates for the 2018-19 session are:

  • Friday 21st September 2018 – Grassroots Induction
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • Tuesday 11th December 2018
  • Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Friday 7th June 2019

JDC Exec

  • Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018 (Strategy weekend)
  • Tuesday 20th November 2018
  • Tuesday 22nd January 2019
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019
  • Wednesday 22nd August 2019

All meetings take place from 10am to 5pm.

Where we meet

BMA House
Tavistock Square

More information

Download the meeting minutes (membership login required)

For more information email [email protected]


Regional committee meetings

Regional junior doctors committees (RJDCs) meet four times a year throughout the country. Find out when your RJDC is meeting next.

Next RJDC meeting


RJDC engagement

The BMA is committed to ensuring that members can fully engage with the association and the Chairs of the National and Regional Junior Doctors Committees have been actively sharing best practice in an effort to increase participation.

Read the RJDC report


Junior doctors annual conference

This yea'rs conference took place on Saturday 19 May 2018. Watch the webcast of the whole event and see the social media highlights.

See the highlights