HSJ reported this week that there’s been a sharp rise in young people attending A&E due to restricted out of hours access to care – and parents won’t be happy if they find themselves waiting in line behind patients such as this one, reported by the BBC on Wednesday.

A&E departments can no doubt regale at length stories of truly unbelievable cases arriving at their doors. But they would be hard pressed to cite an example that less necessitated “emergency” attention than this.