Also up for discussion this week is how the commissioning landscape will look from April, now final clinical commissioning group merger plans are in. 

This week HSJ deputy editor Dave West is joined by editor Alastair McLellan, and senior correspondents Sharon Brennan and Annabelle Collins.

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