Hospital infection experts from all over Europe descended on London last week to hear the NHS success story in combating rates of hospital associated infections.

Things took an interesting turn at the Department of Health conference, however, when a speaker fell off the stage. Shocked gasps turned into stunned silence, before said speaker re-emerged looking more than a little embarrassed but thankfully unhurt.

Whether it was the shock of hearing the NHS had saved £80m in a year by reducing C difficile rates that caused the speaker to fall, or a celebratory stage dive, Endgame cannot comment.