Northern Ireland junior doctors committee

The Northern Ireland junior doctors committee represents and gathers the opinions of junior doctors in Northern Ireland. Find out more about our members, priorities and meetings.

Location: Northern Ireland
Audience: Junior doctors
Updated: Thursday 28 January 2021
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​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.


Our priorities

  • 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.

Our people

Chair: Dr Andrew Wilson

Deputy chairs:
Dr Edwina Hegarty responsible for education, training and other issues.
Dr Maysa Salman responsible for negotiations and issues relating to terms and conditions, the new deal, the EWTD and revalidation.


Belfast Trust
Zi Wei Adrian Lim
Olivia McConaghie
Benedict Rafferty
Edwina Veronica Hegarty
Caoimhe Marie Eilis Tennyson
Susan Maguire
Niamh Campbell
Patrick Hickland
Rory Ingham
Niall Doherty
Jennifer Salmon
Daniel Mac Elhatton
Tanya Conway
Conal Corr
Mohammed Mamoun Ibrahim Hassan
Carlos Miguel Paulino Dos Santos

Western Trust
Andrew Wilson
Jun Khai Nicholas Yeo
John David Blair Hayes
Matthew Haslett
Christine Clarke

Northern Trust
Craig David Wylie
Barry Kerr
John Vincent
Jo Yve Wong
Niamh Campbell

South Eastern Trust
Maysa Salman
Opeyemi Adebayo Makanjuola
Molly Kerr
Christian Lloyd Palmer
Conor Trevor Patrick Peace

Southern Trust
Gareth Smyth
Martin Leer
Scarlett Nicole O’Brien
Dimitrios Angelou
Mohamed Salah Abdelkarim Shirazy

Our meetings

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.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Wednesday 7 October 2020 
  • Thursday 10 December 2020 
  • Wednesday 24 February 2021 
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021.

All our meetings take place from 2pm to 5pm either virtually or at:

BMA Northern Ireland
16 Cromac Place
Ormeau Road

For more information, emails us or call 028 9026 9666.



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.