Junior doctors fail in high court challenge of new contract's legality
Junior doctors have lost a judicial review challenging the legality of a controversial new contract, which is now set to be imposed on them by Jeremy Hunt next week.
In a judgment published on Wednesday, Mr Justice Green rejected arguments presented at the high court by five junior doctors that the health secretary had exceeded his powers.
A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “We welcome this clear decision by the judge that the secretary of state acted entirely lawfully. We must now move on from this dispute to the crucial job of making sure patients get the same high standards of... read more