The end of last week saw a negative report from the Patients Association on the state of NHS nursing, in which it cherry picked a few bad cases.

Unfortunately, in covering the report, the mighty national press appeared to get its doctors and nurses well and truly mixed up, reporting that Patients Association president Claire Rayner had called for bad nurses to be “struck off the medical register”.

Interestingly, Ms Rayner is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery, which contains some of the country’s leading nurses. One wonders if anyone will offer to make her a cup of tea at their next meeting.