APM Trainee Representative to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC)
The core role of the APM Trainee Representative (Observer) to the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) is attending and participating in BMA JDC meetings which are held quarterly in BMA House, London.
Meetings are held in the council chamber and attended by the JDC Executive, the elected regional committee members, representatives from other BMA committees (such as the Consultants, GP and Medical Students Committees) and a number of observing attendees from other organisations such as the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons and the APM. Whilst “observers” to the BMA JDC do not have voting rights in JDC ballots, the post holder can contribute actively to all debates.
This post serves as a key link between the BMA and APM Trainees’ Committee and the post holder therefore works closely with the APM Trainees’ Committee to update and liaise about issues relevant to junior doctors in palliative medicine.
In practice, the post requires attendance at BMA JDC and APM Trainees’ Committee meetings, submitting quarterly reports to the APM Trainees’ Committee and digesting large volumes of information that you will be privy to on the JDC paperless forum part of the BMA website.
It is an excellent opportunity for anybody with an interest in medical politics.
(Note: you do not need to be a BMA member to hold this position.)
Outgoing Trainee Rep to the BMA JDC: Vanessa Jackson