At the excellent health policy wonkathon (TM: Dr Phil Hammond) that is the Nuffield Trust summit, talk turned to the impending arrival of a chief inspector of hospitals.

As night follows day, the delegates then began debating what other areas of the service needed a chief inspector and which members of the good and great should be honoured with the various roles.

“What about air ambulances, who are we going to get for that?” asked one wag.

“What about Prince Harry? I believe he’s free”, suggested another.

“Ah”, said a very senior healthcare figure. “I’m not sure he would pass the fit and proper persons test.”