EJD Policies & Statements

Joint Statement on reviewing the Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)

Brussels, August 2012

The Presidents of the undersigned European Medical Organizations call upon the European Parliament and the Council to respect the following principles in their scrutiny of the proposal amending the recognition of professional qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC).

Adoption of the CEOM European Charter of Medical Ethics

Kos, June 2011

The European Charter of Medical Ethics includes the principles on which physicians' behaviour in the practice of their profession is based, no matter what type of practice they have.

Proposition on Gender Imbalance

AMSTERDAM, October 2010

The goal of this document is to raise awareness to gender shifting in Medicine and promote discussion about this theme. It also intends to identify possible consequences to the medical practice allowing national members to plan actions to cope with change concerning the best interests of doctors and patients.

Proposition for Transition in Medicine

AMSTERDAM, October 2010

The goal of this document is to raise awareness on the importance of transition periods in medical education, with a focus on the student/junior doctor transition and on patient safety. It also intends to provide to EJD National Member Organizations a framework with which they can work with to ensure an easier transition to new doctors.

Policy Statement on Management and Leadership

BRUSSELS, April 2010

The EJD believes that Medical Management and Leadership should begin at medical school, and continue though to and beyond gaining a certificate of completion of training. To assure it´s quality and implementation in post-graduate training the EJD published this policy.

Statement on Telemedicine and Teleradiology

KILLARNEY, November 2009

Telemedicine and teleradiology are becoming increasingly important in daily medical practice. This changes the way how patient care and postgraduate medical education are accomplished.

Policy on PGT visitations

BERGEN, May 2008

Quality assurance in post graduate training (PGT) is crucial for both the doctors in training and for patient safety. Site visits are one of the tools for quality assurance and these contribute to assessing, strengthening and raising the quality of PGT for junior doctors. Quality assurance should apply to all phases of postgraduate medical training (including internships and specialist training programs) and also be used as a quality mark for the training unit.

Policy on CME/CPD

Oporto, April 2000

The rapid development of medical science has increased the importance of ensuring the conditions which allow doctors to update their knowledge and professional competence. The PWG has, for a long time, been aware of the importance of Continuing Medical Education and has defended the principle that CME activities should be available to all doctors, including those in postgraduate training.

HIV Infection & Hospital Doctors

OSLO, September 1995

This PWG Policy Statement on HIV infections and Hospital Doctors is a model of clarity and applicability. An added benefit is that it is equally applicable to other blood-borne infections such as hepatitis viruses.

Policy Paper on Post Graduate Training

Vienna, October 1994

The primary purpose of postgraduate training (PGT) is to ensure that specialised doctors competently address the medical needs of the community. The permanent Working Group of European Junior Doctors (PWG) has prepared this policy paper which represents the perspective of the consumers of PGT, the trainee medical specialists, in general practice, public health, and the hospital-based specialties.