We are pleased to report that Heatherwood Hospital’s fete went brilliantly and everyone had a jolly nice time - including Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust chief executive Philippa Slinger.

This was despite her being put in the stocks and pelted with wet sponges.

End Game has decided not to worry about why the hospital had a set of stocks in the first place. But we do wonder whether being a glutton for punishment was listed as an essential skill for that role, given the countless financial and performance problems reported at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Foundation Trust over the years.

Perhaps the approach could be applied to all challenged foundation trust bosses. What say you, Monitor?