The first two elements on NHS England’s list of essential elements of compassionate care, featured on a press release commemorating the service’s 65th birthday, bowled End Game over.

They are (wait for it!): care and compassion.

“Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment, are values essential to compassionate care,” says the document.

End Game demands similar clarification of other elements of the health service.

“NHS England is England’s NHS,” could help out the many people who remain bewildered by the new body.

“The quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme is a programme promoting quality, innovation, productivity and prevention.”