We discuss the implications of the pay review and where the NHS will find the money to fund it since the government said it must come from the service’s own budgets; who should be paid more, chief executives of trusts or integrated care systems; and why shielding NHS staff were not given risk assessments before they returned to work as initially promised by NHS England.

Featuring senior correspondents Annabelle Collins and Sharon Brennan, and reporter Nick Kituno.

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