HSJ invited the health secretary to discuss the government’s health policy and his leadership with three senior healthcare figures.

Present were BMA council member and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group chair Sir Sam Everington, Health Foundation chief executive Jennifer Dixon and Central and North West London Foundation Trust chief executive Claire Murdoc, as well as HSJ editor Alastair McLellan. After the hour long conversation, the three panellists reflected on what they heard and made their predictions on what would come next.