HSJ senior correspondent Nick Carding takes a closer look at the government’s ambitious election pledge to build “40 new hospitals” now that a £20bn construction framework for them is in the works. 

Meanwhile, HSJ senior correspondent Annabelle Collins and correspondent Jack Serle unpick the findings from Sir Michael Marmot’s latest report on health inequalities, and deputy editor Dave West discusses the reasons why life expectancy and mortality rates have been faltering for several years. 

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