EJD Policies & Statements

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

Joint Statement on Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Vienna, May 2015

Each European patient deserves and has the right to receive care of adequate standards, particularly in times of economic hardship and distress

Policy on the Third Cycle of the Bologna Process

Heidelberg, November 2013

With the implementation of the Bologna Process in medical education Junior Doctors are facing several difficulties which are named in this documents and recommendations for the future implementation are given.

Statement on Curricula & Assessments

Heidelberg, November 2013

The European Junior Doctors (EJD) believes that doctors in training should be required to fulfil set criteria’s for successful progress and be monitored by continuous assessments.

Position Paper on patients rights in cross-border healthcare

Heidelberg, Nov 2013

Regarding the directive on cross-border healthcare it is clear that there are major issues at stake for EU health systems and Governments who have a responsibility to manage health services under budgetary and other constraints. This policy summarizes the EJD issues regarding the directive.

Statement on Funding of Medical Training

Prague, May 2013

Well organised and financed medical education and postgraduate training are the basic elements in ensuring a functioning Health Care Systems in Europe. Therefore the EJD published this statement.

Statement on Slovak Situation

Prague, May 2013

There is an effort to unjustly criminalize the actions or potential actions of health professionals in Slovakia's Criminal Code. The EJD firmly believes that the intentions of doctors in Slovakia are to improve conditions for workers in the health sector, and therefore to improve the quality of patient care and the wider health sector in Slovakia