Junior Doctors Committee Wales

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Wales Junior Doctors Committee (WJDC)

The WJDC considers all matters affecting junior doctors in training in Wales and acts on their behalf. It does this by informing, liaising and where appropriate collaborating with the Welsh Assembly Government, the Wales Deanery and local health boards.

We also work closely with the Welsh council and the UK Junior Doctors Committee (JDC). Find out all about us here.

 

Our priorities

Junior Doctor Review Group (JDRG)

WJDC is lobbying for the continuation of the JDRG. It is currently the only forum in Wales at which junior doctor issues, other than training, can be discussed and provides the reporting structure for the Monitoring Scrutiny Group and the Accommodation Review Group.

We feel that in future the JDRG can play a role in reviewing juniors terms and conditions and ensure that agreements reached at the juniors joint negotiating committee are effectively communicated to the service and implemented in Wales.

 

Rota monitoring

WJDC is reviewing a re-drafted All-Wales Monitoring Process which contains a number of provisions that are not acceptable to WJDC. We are continuing to negotiate the policy via our membership of the Monitoring Scrutiny Group.

 

Hospital accommodation

WJDC will continue to review whether the new standards for hospital accommodation introduced in 2012 are being implemented by health boards and fight the threat from Welsh Government to remove the benefit of free F1 accommodation still currently available in Wales.

 

Banding appeals guidance 

New guidance in respect of banding appeals has been agreed in Wales. For more information, email Lynn Steer at [email protected].

 

Trainee relocation policy 

WJDC is negotiating new trainee relocation policy. Once this has been introduced (anticipated August 2015) WJDC will be publicising the policy to ensure that juniors in Wales are aware of and benefiting from its provisions.

 

Who we are

Chair

  • WJDC chair: Dr Bethan Roberts
  • WJDC vice chair: Dr Aled Jones

View full list of 2015-16 membership

WJDC executive subcommittee members

Executive subcommittee members are currently being recruited.

Have a question for the chair? Contact Dr Bethan Roberts: [email protected]

 

Committee meetings

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting junior doctors in Wales. 

Who can come

These meetings are open to members of the Welsh junior doctors committee only.

Next dates

  • Friday 30 Sept 2016
  • Friday 20 Jan 2017
  • Friday 24 March 2017
  • Friday 16 June 2017

All meetings take place from 2pm to 5pm, with a buffet lunch at 1.30pm.

Where we meet

BMA Cymru Wales
5th Floor
2 Caspian Point
Caspian Way
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF10 4DQ