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Judicial Review - Justice for Health and Junior Doctors' Contract

Ruth Tarrant

19th September 2016

It's not that often that a really high profile Judical Review case hits the headlines, but there's one today! Justice for Health - a pressure group acting on behalf of the UK's junior doctors - has started a two day hearing today at the High Court in London, arguing that Jeremy Hunt has acted ultra vires in trying to impose a new employment contract on junior doctors that affects pay and conditions for weekend working in particular.

This is a great story to follow this week. You can find out more about the essential stages in the run up to the hearing here. Another interesting element to this story is the use of crowdfunding via social media in order to raise the money needed to support the doctors - a great example of how social media is affecting politics.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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