Each week, HSJ Health Check gathers a cast from our team of expert journalists, to explain and debate the most important news issues right now in NHS policy and leadership.

You can listen above, follow us on Spotify, listen on Apple Podcasts, or other podcast platforms.

The latest episode features HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover, senior correspondent James Illman, and correspondent Annabelle Collins.

This week we discuss the letter sent to the provider sector telling trusts to take urgent steps to counteract the pensions crisis and its disastrous impact on services. Plus, where we are on dropping the accident and emergency target and an analysis of the politics of workfore shortages

The podcast will be available every Friday morning here and across the major platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and others.

Got feedback or something you would like us to discuss? Contact dave.west@wilmingtonhealthcare.com or @davewwest.