Junior Doctors Forum

The Junior Doctors Forum (JDF) is a vital component of hospital life here at GOSH. Monthly meetings are held where latest news/issues/developments, as well as upcoming social events are discussed and it is a chance for you to represent your specialty or training grade.

The JDF consists of:

  1. Executive committee and sub-committees
  2. Members of the JDF
  3. Representatives of the Local Negotiating Committee
  4. Departmental Representatives

Any junior doctor may apply to the current JDF President to fill a vacant post. Departmental representatives are chosen according to their department's local policy.

The Director of Medical Education, Guardian of Safe Working, PGME Manager, Head of PGME, Medical Education Fellow and HR Department reps may also attend the committee meetings when appropriate.

Current Executive Committee:

Role Name
President Naomi Stageman
Secretary Niteesh S Bhardwaj
Treasurer Mitesh Ramwani
Social Secretary Avijeet Mishra / Neha Bhise
IMG rep Zainab Golwala / Jewel Ponvelil
LNC rep Kokul Srikandaraja
BMA rep Naomi Stageman
Academic Rep Vacant
LTFT rep Neil Atkinson
Former President Craig Knott
London School of Paediatrics Rebecca Clarke
Brain Gurdeep Sekhon
BBM (Body, Bones and Mind) - Senior Andreia Nita
BBM (Body, Bones and Mind) - Junior Vacant
Operations and Images Rebecca Murphy
Sight and Sound Vacant
BCC Salman Mohammad
Heart and Lung - ICU Jewel PonvelilRufaro Ndokera
Heart and Lung - cardio Danyal Memon
Heart and Lung - cardio, junior Ciaran Cyriac
Heart and Lung - Resp Elliot Davis
IPP Volker Krause
MTT Radaa Sritharan

If you are interested in applying for the vacant positions, please contact the JDF President.

Directorate Reps:

JDF Minutes

Any junior doctor can attend the forum meetings or pass on any comments to the JDF leads that they wish to be discussed. Meetings will be considered valid as long as all members have been given notice and given the opportunity to comment on the issues to be discussed.

Monthly meeting dates and times are agreed by consensus. JDF meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30 till 14:00 in the Doctors Mess Seminar Room.

If anyone is interested in organising a social event or would like to write articles for the Roundabout, please contact the JDF leads or the PGME department.