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 editor Alastair McLellan, deputy editor Dave West, correspondent Annabelle Collins, and bureau chief Lawrence Dunhill.

We examine what we learned from Labour’s big election campaign NHS funding announcement this week – and what it says about how the party would manage the service. Plus we talk about the decision of Greater Manchester’s “devo” health and care chief Jon Rouse to quit, and what this means for GM and the devo health agenda.

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.