Junior Doctors Committee Wales

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Welsh 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 Welsh Government, Health Education and Improvement Wales 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 contract talks in Wales

In October 2019, the Welsh junior doctors committee (WJDC) accepted the invitation of Welsh Government and NHS Wales Employers to work in social partnership to examine the terms and conditions of service for junior doctors in Wales.

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Fatigue and facilities charter

WJDC are working with NHS Wales Employers and Welsh Government to implement a version of the Fatigue and Facilities Charter across all health boards in Wales, which will ensure baseline standards for facilities, rostering and other areas to help address the issue of fatigue amongst junior doctors.


Trainee relocation reimbursement policy

WJDC are working with HEIW to update the trainee relocation and reimbursement policy for the first time since 2008. A task and finish group has been assembled and is making steady progress with implementation planned in time for the August 2019 rotation.


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.


#TakeControlCymru campaign

The Welsh junior doctors committee is encouraging junior doctors in Wales to understand their workplace rights and entitlements. Read our guide to six key rights juniors have, how you can protect them and how BMA Cymru Wales can support you with any issues.

Find out more


Who we are


  • WJDC chair: Dr Josie Cheetham
  • WJDC vice chair: Dr Evan Sun

View full list of 2018–19 membership

Download the committee information pack

WJDC executive subcommittee members

  • Dr Josie Cheetham
  • Dr Evan Sun
  • Dr Stefan Bodnarescu
  • Dr Andrea Cordaro
  • Dr George Iacob


Join our Facebook group

Join the BMA Wales junior doctors Facebook page to stay up to date with the work of the WJDC.

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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

  • Thursday 20 June 2019

All meetings take place from 10am to 3pm, with a buffet lunch at 1.30pm.

Where we meet

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