Welsh junior doctors committee

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

Location: Wales
Audience: Junior doctors
Updated: Wednesday 23 September 2020
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​The WJDC considers all matters affecting junior doctors in Wales and acts on their behalf. We do this by informing, liaising and collaborating with Welsh Government, HEIW (Health Education and Improvement Wales) and local health boards. We also work closely with the Welsh council and the UKJDC.


Our priorities

Junior doctor contract talks in Wales

In March 2020, the Welsh junior doctors committee (WJDC) entered into talks with Welsh Government and NHS Wales Employers to examine the terms and conditions of service for junior doctors in Wales.

Read more about junior doctor contract talks in Wales

Fatigue and facilities charter

The Wales Fatigue and Facilities Charter was launched by BMA Cymru Wales, NHS Wales Employers and Welsh Government in May 2020. All health boards in Wales have signed up to the charter and must now take active steps towards compliance with its stipulations which ensure baseline standards for facilities, rostering and other areas to help address the issue of fatigue among junior doctors.

Single lead employer for hospital-based trainees

As a result of WJDC’s work with the single lead employer for hospital-based trainees task and finishing group, HEIW agreed to implement a single lead employer for all hospital-based trainees in Wales. WJDC is a senior stakeholder in the project board which will steer the implementation process. The board’s aim is for all trainee doctors and dentists in Wales to have single lead employer arrangements by September 2021.

Study budget review

WJDC is actively participating in the steering group for HEIW’s review of the study leave and study budget policies in Wales, which were last reviewed in 2015. The review aims to achieve equal access to study leave and budget for all trainees across Wales through a user-friendly and transparent system.


Our people

Co-chairs: Dr Josie Cheetham and Dr Evan Sun

Deputy chair (education and training): Dr Dr Ali Abdullah 
Deputy chair (terms and conditions): Dr Milan Makwana

WJDC executive subcommittee members:


Dr Josie Cheetham
Dr Gurvinder Singh
Dr Chai Sanapala
Dr Kimberley Lousie Hallam
Dr Alice O'Donnell
Dr Stephanie Rees
Dr Yousef Mohamed Said Ibrahim
Dr Lucy Rhian Jawad
Dr Ali Adel Ne'Ma Abdullah
Dr Philip Anderson
Dr Isaac Marshallsea Mayo
Dr Sofia Hadjieconomou
Dr Milan Makwana
Dr Mary Louise Gibby
Dr Alexandra Phillips
Dr Eliot Carrington-Windo
Dr Anna Scholz
Dr Claire Norman
Dr Keiron Morgan
Dr Thomas Grother
Dr Ainsley Richards
Dr Kudrat Kaur Kalra
Dr Cheryl Spooner
Dr Benedict Man Jun Soo
Dr Daniel Peter Jones
Dr Joy Mcfadzean
Dr Sofia Taverner
Dr Miriam Susanna Aber Nyeko-Lacek
Dr Zoe Li
Dr Evan Chung Cherng Sun

Our meetings

We meet four times a year to discuss the latest issues affecting junior doctors in Wales. These meetings are open to members of the WJDC only.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday 20 October 2020
  • Thursday 21 January 2021
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021.

All meetings take place from 10am to 3pm either virtually or at:

BMA Cymru Wales
5th Floor
2 Caspian Point
Caspian Way
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4DQ

A buffet lunch is served at 1.30pm.



Elections to the Welsh junior doctors committee are now closed.

The next elections will take place in 2021. 


Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the WJDC, email [email protected].

Join the BMA Wales junior doctors Facebook page, to stay up to date with the work of the WJDC.