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 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:

Role Name
President Janet Lang
Secretary Cara Morgan
Zainab Golwala
IMG rep Ashwin Pandy
LNC rep Jane Hassell
Academic Rep Maanasa
LTFT rep Samantha Chan
Former President Craig Knott
London School
of Paediatrics
James Diviney
London School
of Paediatrics
Angus Hodder

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

Directorate Reps:

Brain Marietta
BBM (Body,
Bones and Mind) - Senior
BBM (Body,
Bones and Mind) - Junior
and Images
Norlan Lau
Sight and
BCC Becca Goldman
Heart and
Lung – Crictical Care Rep
Heart and
Lung - Cardioresp
IPP Louiza
MTT Shereen

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 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.