The trusts, in Norfolk, have fiercely protected their independence in the past, but could the national shift towards collaboration see things move forward? We also give an update on the country-wide picture.

And Emily Townsend discusses her finding that mental health hubs for NHS staff – set up to protect wellbeing during the pandemic – are being underused, despite evidence of growing mental health-related absences.

Featuring Nicholas Carding, Emily Townsend, James Illman and Dave West.

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