We explain what the new contract means and why it’s so controversial.

Also this week, we review the latest government mandate for NHS England and its lukewarm response to the Hewitt review of integrated care systems. 

With Annabelle Collins, James Illman and Dave West. 

Send views and questions to annabelle.collins@hsj.co.uk.

You can listen to HSJ Health Check on this page, or subscribe on SpotifyApple Podcasts, Amazon Music and all the other popular podcast platforms.