Now you may be worried about an endless stream of new initiatives and top-down reorganisations heading your way some time after June next year.

But former health minister Lord Warner had some reassuring words for his audience last week at a King’s Fund breakfast seminar. Do not overestimate the amount of havoc a new government can reap in its first term, he said, as “it took us two years just to find the toilets”. Best hide the prunes.