Every year on the party conference circuit, the key debates around health happen at the Health Hotel. HSJ looks at this season's big issues

Follow the links below to read this year's features.

Michael White on the conference season

'The conference experience is to go home feeling that whatever interest brought you, it is worth doing for the rest of the year'

Health hotel: Exploring inequalities

At the 'Access to all areas' event speakers will address the uneven picture of public health, and ask why - despite some progress - gaps are still widening. Helen Mooney reports

Health hotel: the road less travelled

What is the safe distance to a hospital? Adrian O'Dowd examines the implications of reconfiguring services