The Court of Appeal will hear the landmark appeal of Dr Chris Day on 21 March 2017 in which Public Concern at Work has been granted leave to intervene. Dr Day is being represented by Cloisters’ Chris Milsom. Dr Day argues that 54,000 junior doctors deployed in NHS Trusts by Health Education England (HEE) should be regarded as workers of HEE under the extended provisions of s43K Employment Rights Act 1996. If successful, the case will have significant repercussions for the NHS. The importance of this issue was underlined by today’s announcement by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, that a consultation on extending whistleblowing protection will be taking place.
Dr Day’s case has received over £140,000 by way of crowd-funding, has been debated in Parliament and reported by the ITN News at Ten, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Private Eye, Mirror and New Statesman.
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