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Northern Ireland junior doctors committee (NIJDC)

Committee vacancies 

We are currently looking for junior doctors from the three specialties taking part in the single lead employer pilot – clinical radiology, histopathology, and trauma and orthopaedics - to join NIJDC.

We are also looking for junior doctor representatives in the following areas:

  • Southern Trust (three vacancies)
  • Belfast Trust (one vacancy)
  • Western Trust (two vacancies)

If you would like to put yourself forward for any of these committee seats, please contact Hilary Nesbitt ([email protected]).


Belfast Trust 

Dr Patrick Hickland  Royal Victoria Hospital
Dr Jonathan Stewart  Grosvenor Road Surgery GP trainee and QUB 
Dr Andrew Wilson, deputy chair NIJDC  Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital/ BCH/ Mater
Dr Alison Bell  Royal Maternity Hospital (NICU) 
Dr Niamh Campbell  Musgrave Park Hospital
Dr Magnus Johnston Mater Hospital
Dr Trevor Killeen, deputy chair NIJDC  Knockbracken 
Dr Martin Leer Belfast City Hospital
Dr Christine Causey Royal Victoria Hospital (ST2 Oral Surgery)
Dr Nicola Holland  Royal Victoria Hospital (ST2 Restorative Dentistry)
Dr Jonathan Hagan  Belfast City Hospital
Dr Noel Sharkey  Royal Victoria Hospital
Dr Cormac O’Brien  Royal Victoria Hospital
Dr Adrian Lim  Royal Victoria Hospital
Dr Edwina Hegarty  Royal Victoria Hospital
Dr Maysa Salman  Belfast City / Royal Victoria Hospital


Western Trust 

Dr Scarlett O'Brien  Altnagelvin Hospital
Dr Fahad Saadi  South West Acute Hospital
Dr Katie Rice  Altnagelvin Hospital


Northern Trust

Dr Molly Kerr  Antrim Hospital
Dr Leah Kinney  Holywell Hospital
Dr Eoin Melby Causeway Hospital
Dr Craig Wylie Antrim Hospital
Dr Ryan Murray  Holywell Hospital


South Eastern Trust

Dr Weiguang Ho Ulster Hospital
Dr Niall Doherty  Ulster Hospital
Dr Rachael Coulson   Ulster Hospital
Dr Daniel MacElhatton  Ulster Hospital
Dr Susanna Hall  Ulster Hospital


Southern Trust

Dr Poh Chen Tan Craigavon Hospital
Dr Catriona Herron  Daisy Hill Hospital
Dr Orlagh McNally  Craigavon Hospital


Other NIJDC reps

Dr Kirsty Kapande Public Health Agency
Dr Stephen McAleer  Past-chair NIJDC
Dr Michael Breen Centre for Public Health (QUB) 


The NIJDC gathers the opinions of junior doctors from HSC Trusts or the Public Health Agency within Northern Ireland. Find out all about us here.

Our priorities

  • To communicate to junior doctors in Northern Ireland the activities of the NIJDC and national junior doctors' committee
  • To promote the policies of JDC
  • To encourage junior doctors in Northern Ireland to take part in the medico-political process
  • To facilitate the taking of action by junior doctors against their employers as may seem necessary by the NIJDC
  • To liaise with the BMA (NI) office and the Industrial Relations Officers of the BMA
  • To monitor and ensure to the best of its ability the enforcement of current national agreements regarding terms and conditions of service at a regional level
  • Fair interpretation of junior doctors' contracts in NI
  • That medical posts established within NI are in accordance with such workforce objectives as may exist from time to time.

Read our most recent survey of Northern Ireland doctors in training


The #TakeControl campaign

Learn about our Take Control campaign which highlights the workplace rights and entitlements of junior doctors working in Northern Ireland and what BMA support is available.

See the campaign 


Who we are


Dr Noel Sharkey

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Deputy chairs

Andrew Wilson and Trevor Killeen

Committee meetings

We meet four times a year to discuss the issues that are most important to doctors in training.

Who can come

These meetings are open to members of the Northern Ireland junior doctors committee only. Non-voting committee members can also come along and participate as part of the BMA committee visitors scheme.

Next dates:

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019 – 1pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 20 November 2019 – 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020 – 2pm to 5pm
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020 – 2pm to 5pm

Where we meet

BMA Northern Ireland
16 Cromac Place
Ormeau Road

More information

For more information email [email protected] or call 028 9026 9666.