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: Friday 12 June 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

Chair: Dr Josie Cheetham

Deputy chair: Dr Evan Sun

WJDC executive subcommittee members:
Dr Josie Cheetham
Dr Evan Sun
Dr Aleena Haider
Dr Andrea Cordaro
Dr Gurvinder Singh Harbhajan Singh


Aneurin Bevan UHB
Dr Gurvinder Singh Harbhajan Singh
Dr Lara Jesani
Dr Simon Rhys Morris

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB
Dr Zain Iqbal
Dr Murad Khan
Dr Stephanie Rees
Dr Anna Charlotte Louise Williams

Cardiff and Vale UHB
Mr Andrea Cordaro
Dr Elizabeth Farr
Dr Daniel Craig Hathaway
Dr Hannah Jesani
Dr Ainah Mahani Binti Mahaiyuddin
Dr Paul McNulty
Ms Claire Norman
Ms Rucira Ooi

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB
Dr Niroshan Francis
Dr Sofia Hadjieconomou

Hywel Dda UHB
Ms Syedah Haider
Mr Philip John Roberts-Burt

Practice based GP trainee
Dr Josephine Brown
Dr Irina Halfacree
Dr Isobel Joy Mcfadzean

Public Health Wales
Dr Anna Louise Elizabeth Schwappach

Swansea Bay UHB
Dr Stefan Vasile Bodnarescu
Dr Eliot William Carrington-Windo
Dr Cara Angharad Jenvey
Dr Julia Rose Kramer
Dr Samantha Sze Yen Leong
Dr Harvey John Rich
Dr Robert Slade
Dr Dominic Thompson

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:

  • 16 April 2020
  • 11 June 2020

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

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

A buffet lunch is served at 1.30pm.


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.