The NIJDC gathers the opinions of junior doctors from health and social care trusts or the Public Health Agency within Northern Ireland. We represent junior doctors in Northern Ireland to the UKJDC.
- To communicate the activities of the NIJDC and UKJDC to junior doctors in Northern Ireland.
- To promote the policies of JDC.
- To encourage junior doctors in Northern Ireland to take part in the medico-political process.
- To help junior doctors take action against their employers, as may seem necessary by the NIJDC.
- To liaise with the BMA (NI) office and the industrial relations officers of the BMA.
- To monitor and ensure, to the best of our ability, the enforcement of current national agreements regarding terms and conditions of service at a regional level.
- Fair interpretation of junior doctors' contracts in NI.
- That medical posts established within NI are in accordance with such workforce objectives as may exist from time to time.
- #TakeControl campaign - We want to encourage junior doctors to better understand their workplace rights and entitlements. Our infographic outlines some key workplace rights and how you can protect them.
Chair: Dr Andrew Wilson
Dr Edwina Hegarty (Education, training and other issues)
Dr Maysa Salman (Negotiations and issues relating to terms and conditions, the new deal, the EWTD and revalidation).
Zi Wei Adrian Lim
Edwina Veronica Hegarty
Caoimhe Marie Eilis Tennyson
Daniel Mac Elhatton
Mohammed Mamoun Ibrahim Hassan
Carlos Miguel Paulino Dos Santos
Jun Khai Nicholas Yeo
John David Blair Hayes
Craig David Wylie
Jo Yve Wong
South Eastern Trust
Opeyemi Adebayo Makanjuola
Christian Lloyd Palmer
Conor Trevor Patrick Peace
Scarlett Nicole O’Brien
Mohamed Salah Abdelkarim Shirazy
Take part in one of our free courses designed to give you the right skills to:
- break down equality and inclusion bias (CPD-accredited)
- value difference and inclusivity
- live out BMA behaviour principles.
We meet four times a year to discuss the issues that are most important to doctors in training.
These meetings are open to members of the NIJDC. Non-voting committee members can also come along and participate as part of the BMA committee visitors scheme.
- Thursday 7th October 2021
- Wednesday 8th December 2021
- Wednesday 23rd February 2021
- Wednesday 11th May 2021
All our meetings start at 2pm and are currently being held virtually.
For more information, emails us or call 028 9026 9666.
How to join NIJDC
There are many advantages to becoming involved in our committees. You can actively influence BMA policy-making and negotiations, represent your colleagues' voices and develop your leadership skills.
Each committee has a few routes to becoming an elected member. In the case of NIJDC, this is:
- Seats/term - every two years, elections for 36 seats on NIJDC take place for a two-session term.
- Timeline - elections are usually held in July or August.
- Eligibility - all junior doctors who are members and working in a Northern Ireland health and social care trust are eligible to stand and vote in this election.
The election section below is kept up to date with details about any running elections, so make sure you keep checking it throughout the year.
Elections to the Northern Ireland junior doctors committee are now closed.
The next elections will take place in 2022.
Get in touch
If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the NIJDC, email us or call 028 9026 9666.