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.


Who we are


  • WJDC chair: Dr Josie Cheetham
  • WJDC vice chair: Dr Paul Mitchell

View full list of 2018-19 membership

Download the committee information pack

WJDC executive subcommittee members

Executive subcommittee members are currently being recruited.

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 7 February 2019
  • Thursday 4 April 2019
  • 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