On coronavirus covid-19, we consider the latest view on how the NHS will cope with a surge of cases, the knock-on for major policy decisions, and the impact on NHS finance.

Also on the money, we hear about our recent exclusive interview with the new head of the National Audit Office, in which he gave a damning verdict on the national management of NHS finances in recent years; and get an update on the current state of NHS finances.

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This week’s episode features bureau chiefs James Illman and Lawrence Dunhill, and senior correspondent Sharon Brennan, along with deputy editor Dave West.

Got feedback or something you would like us to discuss on HSJ Health Check? Contact dave.west@wilmingtonhealthcare.com or @davewwest.