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:
- Executive committee and sub-committees
- Members of the JDF
- Representatives of the Local Negotiating Committee
- 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 Guardian of Safe Working always attends the first meeting of the month. The Medical Director, PGME Manager/Lead, College Tutors, Medical Education Fellow and HR Department reps may also attend the committee meetings when appropriate.
Current Executive Committee:
|JDF President||Charmaine Chai|
|Social Secretary||Divya Raviraj|
|Academic Rep||Lizzie Rivers|
|Medical Education Fellow||Craig Knott, Shuang Liu|
|IMG Rep||Ashwin Pandey|
|LSP Rep||Kate O'Connell, Matthew Crawley, Stephanie Habermann|
|Less Than Full Time (LTFT)||Vacant|
|BMA/LNC Rep||Jane Hassell|
If you are interested in applying for the vacant positions, please contact the JDF President.
|Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Diseases||Jinan Darwish|
|Audiovestibular Medicine||Reeya Motha|
|Clinical Neurophysiology||Arjuna Nagendran|
|Clinical Radiology||Susan Shelmerdine, Laurie Ramsay, Trevor Gaunt|
|Diabetes & Endocrinology||Nicole Goff|
|General Surgery||David Thompson|
|Haematology/Oncology||Charlotte Burns, Katherine Green|
|ICU Reps for CICU/PICU/NICU/CATS|
|Metabolic Medicine||Sergei Korenev|
|Nephrology||Jenny Preka, Amanda Richardson|
|Otolaryngology||Jessica Bewick, Robert Nash|
|Plastic Surgery||Avinash Sachdev|
|Rheumatology||Giulia Varnier, Cathy Campbell|
|Trauma & Orthopaedics||James Yeats|
The Specialty Reps list is correct as of July 2018
|Rota||Rota Co-ordinator||Office location||Extension|
|Cardiology SpRs||Michael Quail, Dilveer Panesar|
|Cardiology SHOs||Craig Laurence|
|Cardiothoracic SpRs||Rose Lake||5734|
|ICI||Emilie Green (Nee Chapman)||7079|
|MEGGA||Emilie Green (Nee Chapman)||7079|
|Ortho/Spinal SpRs||Tom Colton|
|Surgery SHOs||Tom Colton||1008|
|Surgery SpRs||Tom Colton, Hemanshoo Thakkar||1008|
|Urology SpRs||Alexander Cho (SpR)|
|Body, Bones and Mind||Benan Dala-Ali|
|Operations and Images||Vacant|
|Sight and Sound||Miane Min Yan Ng|
|Blood, Cells and Cancer||Lizzie Rivers|
|Heart and Lung||Janet Lang|
|International and Private Patients||Vacant|
|Medicines, Therapies and Tests||Vacant|
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 and the fourth Thursday of the month from 13:00 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.