Junior Doctors Committee England

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RJDC England elections 2019

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Model: Victoria Rossique
Photographer Matthew Saywell

RJDC (regional junior doctors committee) elections for England will take place across August and September 2019, with all elections held online.

Your RJDC organises regional junior doctor union representation in that region. It also elects members to represent the region at the UK JDC (junior doctors committee).

The work of each RJDC is different; some have done regional audits on rest facilities, others have elected representatives who have gone on to become negotiators and lead on national work. The committee's primary role, however, is to co-ordinate LNC (local negotiating committee) reps across the area, escalating issues and disseminating information from UK JDC  to regional members.

Find details for your regional election

 

Why you should vote or stand

  • Represent junior doctors locally, regionally or nationally
  • Make a change for your colleagues and patients

RJDC’s have led campaigns on medical bullying, DBS fees, fatigue and facilities auditing. They have led work on removing variability of mileage costs, improved communication with members and improved central support to LNC reps across the four nations.

Nationally, the JDC has just had a successful contract negotiation, winning more than 60 contractual improvements, agreed changes to child bereavement leave, improved access to shared parental leave, and granted £10 million for fatigue and facilities in hospitals across England.

This is your opportunity to ensure the RJDC is a representative, ambitious and active body that is connected to junior doctors on the ground, advocates strongly in the region and represents your region's interests on a national level.

Each RJDC has at least four meetings a year and, if elected to a UK JDC seat, there will be at least four JDC meetings a year. You will also receive emails that will need your attention throughout the year.

Please find details for your regional election below. This table will be updated with the details about local elections when available.

 

SJDC elections

For information on any elections to local negotiating committee junior doctor subcommittees (LNCJDS), formerly known as RJDCs, please go to the SJDC page.

 

Nominating and voting information

  • Find your RJDC election

    As long as you are a junior doctor in a training post - within two years of leaving a training post, and intending to return to training - then you can be involved in your RJDC. Although individual RJDC’s constitutions vary, for many positions, anyone can run for election. Please check with your regional BMA secretariat.

    Find out more about the BMA's online election system

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    Midlands:

    East Midlands
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Anne-Marie McKay

    Tuesday 3 September, 7pm
    Refreshments served at 6.30pm
    Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 30 August
    Results: Announced at AGM

    West Midlands
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Melanie Sutton Thursday 12 September, 7pm
    Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DH
    Nominate: 5 August (9am) - 16 August (5pm)
    Vote: 19 August (9am) - 30 August (5pm)
    Results: Announced at AGM

     

     

    North of England:

    Northern
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Mike Gallagher

    Tuesday 27 August 2019, 7pm (food served from 6.30pm)
    County Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August -27 August
    Results: Announced at AGM

     

    Yorkshire
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Marie Butterfield

    Tuesday 4 September, 7pm-8.30pm
    Novotel Hotel, 4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 4 September
    Results: Announced at AGM

     

     

    North West:

    Mersey
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Joanne Alliston Tuesday 4 September, 7pm-9pm (food served from 6.30pm)
    Liverpool Medical Institute, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 4 September

     

    North Western
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Sarah McCarthy Monday 2 September, 6.30pm
    Postgraduate Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL
    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 30 August

     

     

    South and East of England:

    East of England
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Sam Wakeford

    Thursday 5 September, 7pm
    Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge CB1 2EW

    Nominate: 5 August (4pm) - 16 August (4pm)
    Vote: 19 August (4pm) - 30 August (4pm)

     

    North Thames
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Patrick Boardman

    Wednesday 4 September, 7pm-9pm
    BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

    Nominate: 5 August (12pm) - 19 August (12pm)
    Vote: 20 August (12pm) - 3 September (12pm)
    Results: Announced at AGM

      
    Thames Valley
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    James Steen Tuesday 4 September, 6pm-9pm
    Seminar Room 3, George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 30 August

     

    South Thames
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Hugh Townsend Monday 30 September, 6.30pm-8.30pm

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 30 August

     

     

    South West:

    Peninsula
    BMA contacts AGM details Nomination and Election periods

    Angie Nokes
    Richard Griffiths

    Monday 9 September, 7pm-9pm
    Future Inn, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 6 September

     

    Severn
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Frank Minal
    Anne-Marie McKay

    Wednesday 4 September, 6.45pm
    Future Inns Hotel, Cabot Room, Bond Street, South Bristol BS1 3EN

    Nominate: 5 August (12pm) - 19 August (12pm)
    Vote: 19 August (5pm) - 4 September (12pm)
    Results: Announced at AGM

     

    Wessex
    BMA contact AGM details Nomination and Election periods
    Caran Chamberlain Wednesday 5 September, 7pm-9pm
    Southampton
    Nominate: 5 August - 16 August
    Vote: 19 August - 30 August

     

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    Meeting attendance

    To view attendance at the JDC meetings for 2018-19, BMA members can download our attendance record.

    You will need to be signed in to the BMA website to view the record.

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