UK general election has been called - polling day is on the 12th of December, and from now until then we’re going to be bringing you a weekly election-themed podcast.
We want to help you make sense of the promises and pledges, claims and counter-claims, that are being made around healthcare and the NHS out on the campaign trail.
This week we're focussing on what the NHS means to the election, from people who have been inside the political process and know about how campaign promises are made. We talk about retail pledges, and why spending claims which don't cause real change might come back to bite politicians.
Joining us are Sally Warren, director of policy at The King's Fund,
Siva Anandaciva, chief analyst at The King's Fund and Bill Morgan, former policy advisor and founding partner of Incisive Health