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Representing over 300.000 Junior Doctors all over Europe the EJD‘s initial objective includes safeguarding the interests of the Junior Doctors in Europe by improving the working conditions, the mobility in the profession and set standards regarding the quality of postgraduate medical training.

29. January 2020

Flexible Working Report


 In early 2018, the European Junior Doctors’ Association (EJD) undertook a survey of differences in Postgraduate Training across Europe. At that time, 73% of countries surveyed (16/22) reported that junior doctors were allowed to undertake their residency working less than fulltime or ‘"lexibly". Less than full time working was reported to not be possible in Turkey, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy and Estonia. 

It has been reported that new generations of physicians increasingly value flexibility in their scheduling and working arrangements2. However, other research has also shown that flexible working within healthcare can prove more challenging than in other employment fields due to the nature of shift-work and necessity to be constantly responsive to patient needs3. 

To better understand what frameworks are in place for flexible working amongst doctors in different European countries, the European Junior Doctors’ Association (EJD) carried out a survey on this topic from August to September 2018. Interim results were presented to EJD delegations in October 2018 and the data collected was verified with EJD delegations prior to this final report being published. This report presents some of the key findings from the survey. 

30. November 2019

Motion Support the Netherlands doctors in General Hospitals

European Junior Doctors (EJD) expresses solidarity and support for doctors in General Hospitals in the Netherlands fighting for a better collective labour agreement for better working conditions. The trade unions and employer association did not come to an agreement for the General Hospitals. The main subject for the employees is better resting time, better payment for mostly nursing staff, and overall keeping the sector interesting for people to keep working in the hospitals. 

European Junior Doctors urge the employers’ association of the General Hospitals to make a reasonable offer. The Dutch labour union for doctors (LAD) en De Jonge Specialist have EJD’s full support and solidarity in striving for a better collective labour agreement. 

13. November 2019

Motion of Support for Lithuanian Junior Doctors

In the context of recent unfortunate events in Lithuania, the European Junior Doctors Association (EJD) expresses their support for the Lithuanian medical community’s efforts to establish a culture of wellbeing in the healthcare sector. 

EJD supports the actions of the Lithuanian Junior Doctors Association to advocate for healthy working environment interventions not only on the individual level, but also on the level of both the employer and the government. EJD supports the Lithuanian call for effective competence-based postgraduate medical education created collaboratively with junior doctors and encourages all stakeholders to take responsibility for the future of Lithuanian healthcare and to remember that in order to take care of patients, it is crucial to first take care of doctors. 

16. May 2019

Motion of support: Solidarity and support for doctors in communal hospitals in Germany fighting for better working conditions

European Junior Doctors’ Association (EJD) expresses solidarity and support for doctors in communal hospitals in Germany, fighting for better working conditions. After several lengthy negotiation rounds with the employers’ association of the communal hospitals, almost no significant progress has been made.

16. August 2018

Statement to support the decision to reverse the erasure of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Gaba from the UK medical register

The European Junior Doctors Association (EJD) welcomes the decision to reverse the erasure of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Gaba from the UK medical register. This decision does not diminish the tragic and unexpected death of the patient involved and we continue to send our condolences to his family.