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.
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.
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.
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
- 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]
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.
- 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
2 Caspian Point