Episode 18 - Covid-19 One Year On: Reporting the pandemic

In this episode, you can hear from leading health journalists Hugh Pym from the BBC, Kat Lay from The Times, and Denis Campbell from The Guardian, on their experiences of reporting the pandemic, and the challenges they have faced in telling its true story.

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Released: 25 March 2021

Episode 19 - Covid-19 One Year On: The NHS Workforce

In this episode we talk about the impact of workforce vacancies in the NHS, the issues surrounding the 1% pay rise and whether Covid-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for NHS staff and health care workers.

Hear from Siobhan Melia, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, Richard Mitchell, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust chief executive, and Saffron Cordery, NHS Providers deputy chief executive.

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Released: 8 April 2021

Episode 20 - Covid-19 One Year On: Beyond the Pandemic

In this episode we talk about the importance of mental health support for NHS staff, the role of the NHS in addressing health inequalities, the neglect of social care and how the NHS will need to adapt for the future, including addressing waiting lists for cancer treatments.

Hear from Professor Stephen Powis, NHS national medical director, Patricia Miller Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust chief executive, Sam Allen North East and North Cumbria ICB, chief executive, and Chris Hopson NHS Providers chief executive (2012-21).

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Recorded: 29 March 2021

Episode 21 - Covid-19 One Year On: Questions with Jeremy Hunt

In this episode we speak to MP Jeremy Hunt, chancellor of the exchequer on his perspective of the Covid-19 pandemic, concerns around the initial response, issues on workforce and social care, and the government's legislative plans for the health service. Chris Hopson, NHS Providers chief executive (2012-21), also joins Adam Brimelow in the conversation surrounding Jeremy Hunt's experience and role as the pandemic takes this next phase.

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Released: 22 April 2021