We also discuss mental health provider collaboratives, which will soon be taking on budgets, and ask: what can ICSs learn from them?

And with yet more news of private providers being rated “inadequate”, we question who is keeping a grip on care quality.

Featuring Sharon Brennan, Rebecca Thomas and Annabelle Collins. 

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