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 deputy editor Dave West, workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, bureau chief for finance and policy Lawrence Dunhill, and mental health correspondent Rebecca Thomas.

We discuss: Whatever has happened to the solution, leaked early this week, to the NHS pensions crisis? Would it work? And what are the long-term consequences of doctors having now discovered a work-life balance?

We also look at the Shrewsbury and Telford maternity care scandal, and the curious departure of an ex-private sector finance director from a long-strained London hospital trust.

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.