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About Us

About the Junior Doctor Advisory Team and the work that we do.


Since the implementation of the EWTD, rotas and working hours have undergone change and improvement. To help with this transition in the North West the EWTD Medical Workforce Team – now called the Junior Doctor Advisory Team (JDAT) – was formed in August 2007.

The team now consists of three junior doctors, taking an out-of-programme-experience, and a project officer.

The Junior Doctor Advisory Team provides independent guidance to both trainees and trusts across the North West regarding work patterns, the junior doctors’ contract and achieving European Working Time Directive (EWTD) compliance.

The team consists of three junior doctors: Gemma Buston, Caroline Panto and Liam Morris, who are undertaking Medical Management and Leadership fellowships at Health Education England across the North West.  All have a strong interest in service improvement, medical education and medical leadership.

As junior doctors themselves they have unique insight into the need to balance service provision with training and personal needs.  Through their roles they promote effective collaboration between front line clinical staff, Trusts and HEE.

If you are a junior doctor in need of advice or a member of medical staffing with a question about rota design or banding issues you can find our contact details on the team page

This website also aims to provide you with up-to-date and relevant information about EWTD and New Deal regulations and an eWIN good practice case study gives an easy-to-understand summary and description of JDAT.

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