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.
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.