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Why we are coming to hear from you
In October, we told you that at the last Welsh junior doctor committee meeting, committee members unanimously agreed to Welsh Government proposals to work in social partnership with Welsh Government and NHS Wales Employers to discuss the future of the Welsh junior doctor contract. We believe that now is the right time to do this, and that by reviewing current contractual arrangements we can begin to explore improvements to the working and training lives of junior doctors in Wales.
This is an important process that will affect all junior doctors in Wales, so we want you to be involved and to help shape our work. WJDC will be hosting events in workplaces across the length and breadth of Wales to meet with you and hear about your experiences. This will help us achieve our core aim of ensuring we place the view of junior doctors at the heart of our work, and that we make progress together as a junior doctor community in Wales. We want to know what you like about working and training in Wales, what you don’t like, and what inspired you to train here. We will take this feedback and use it to inform our approach to reviewing the junior doctor contract with Welsh Government and employers.
We would be delighted to meet you and to hear from you. We recognise just how important this process is for junior doctors in Wales in all training grades, specialities, locations, in academia, in general practice, who train full time or less than full time, currently in programme or out of programme and the many other ways in which you work and train, and we therefore invite all of you to share your views.
Please come along to an event near you and take part. Your clinical supervisors will be asked to support you to attend. If you are unable to attend, WJDC representatives in your workplace are always keen to hear your thoughts, or you can email [email protected]. This is your chance to directly input into WJDC’s approach to determining the future of the junior doctor contract in Wales.
By hearing thoughts from across the diversity that exists in our junior doctor community, we are a stronger, more representative collective voice working for you.
We look forward to meeting with you, listening to you and representing you.
Your Welsh junior doctors committee
Please see below list of scheduled events:
Glangwili Hospital: Tuesday 7 January, 2pm, Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
Glangwili Hospital: Wednesday 8 January, 12.30pm, Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
Prince Philip Hospital: Friday 10 January, 12pm, Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre Wrexham Maelor: Monday 13 January, 2pm, Room 2, Postgraduate Centre
Ysbyty Gwynedd: Tuesday 14 January, 1pm, Harlech Room, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
Glan Clwyd Hospital: Wednesday 15 January, 2pm, Foyer, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
University Hospital of Wales: Monday 20 January, 12.30pm, Room 4, Medical Education Skills Suite, A2/B2 Link Corridor
Morriston Hospital: Monday 27 January, 1pm, Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre
** New date added** Withybush Hospital: Monday 28 January, 1pm, Seminar Room 1, Postgraduate Centre **
Nevill Hall Hospital: Thursday 30 January, 1pm, Lecture Theatre, Postgraduate Medical Education Centre