EJD Policies & Statements

Statement to welcome 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.

Statement to support members of the Turkish Medical Association

Brussels, January 2018

The European Junior Doctors Association sends support and solidarity to Turkish colleagues and in particular Council members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) who were arrested on 30th January 2018.

Physicians, like other citizens, have the fundamental right to freedom of speech and to alert Governments and other decision makers of the long-term health consequences
of war. Indeed as physicians our duty is to protect public health, and war is a major public health hazard.

Statement of Support for Polish Doctors

Brussels, October 2017

In the beginning of October, a number of junior doctors in Poland went on a hunger protest over insufficient healthcare funding, insufficient wages and poor working conditions. Over the whole month the situation erupted into a national discussion with all major medical workers unions joining the protest, and demanding an urgent increase of healthcare funding in Poland, which is currently one of the lowest in Europe.

As the European Junior Doctors Association, we cannot be indifferent to healthcare problems anywhere in Europe and we express our strong support over actions taken by Porozumienie Rezydentów OZZL and all the medical workers in Poland.

Statement on Italian PGT

Brussels, September 2017

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group expresses its concern at the current situation regarding Italian Postgraduate Medical Education.
The long-standing shortage of postgraduate medical training contracts in Italian Medical Universities has created a situation whereby numerous junior doctors cannot find a job, or continue their specialty training.

Statement concerning protection and rights of JDs during pregnancy and parenthood

Rotterdam, May 2017

Pregnant doctors can be required to work in challenging situations, often working long hours and on-call through the night. Doctors can also face pregnancy-related discrimination concerning both salary and professional development. Some doctors find it difficult to raise these issues with their employer – either because they have temporary contracts, or because they are afraid of negative professional consequences.  

Statement of support for Turkish Doctors

Rotterdam, May 2017



During the state of emergency following the coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, more than 50.000 state employees and 2.000 medical doctors, including 37 medical residents were sacked from state employment by different decrees.

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group strongly supports the Turkish junior doctors in their struggle for the constitutional right to complete their postgraduate training, without political or judicial obstacles.

Statement on Junior Doctors' Wellbeing

Porto, October 2016

EJD strongly suggests that such problems cannot be dealt individually by each junior doctor but should be addressed systemically by providing a healthy work environment, support from colleagues, access to supervision, recognition of the difficult nature of our profession and help with developing coping strategies.

Statement on MRAs

Porto, October 2016

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group (EJD) reaffirms support for the principles of medical mobility and the free movement of doctors between countries to work and live. We believe that, if implemented correctly, Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) could help to facilitate this.


Policy Paper on Management and Leadership Training

Oslo, October 2015

The EJD believes management and leadership training must be provided for free for every physician as an integral part of both undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Statement on ePortfolio

Oslo, October 2015

The European Junior Doctors, as the representative organisation for over 300,000 junior doctors around Europe, recommends the following minimum standards for ePortfolios used in postgraduate medical training