We look at what Wes Streeting’s commitment to hit 95 per cent in A&E performance for the first time in almost a decade would mean for the NHS. 

In this week’s edition we also hear about an ambitious plan to “save 300 lives a year” – and how bosses rubber-stamped a decision to abandon it. 

With Ben Clover, Lawrence Dunhill and James Illman. 

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