Monitor executive chair Bill Moyes claims he supports the decision to separate his post into chief executive and chair on his departure.

That did not stop Aidan Halligan raising a laugh from the revelation following Mr Moyes’ presentation at an Institute of Directors event last week. Introducing himself as both University College London Hospitals foundation trust director of education and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals trust chief of safety, Professor Halligan observed: “I do both jobs at the same time. Which is interesting.”