2017 ministerial crisis-a-day diary: key dates
Exhortation of the year: it is no longer acceptable for the bottom 90% not to be in the top 10%.
We just need to bring the slackers up to the standard of the best by showing them what good looks like and shouting at them to stop slacking.
We call this spread theory.
Here are the rest of your lines to take, handily arranged by season.
That government health and social care review – full list of findings and recommendations:
1. Integration is the answer
2. Some areas are jolly good at it
3. Be more like them
Er, that's it.
Happy 69th birthday NHS! We’re very proud of you and hope you don’t mind if we take the credit. Here are some press releases with photos of Jeremy Hunt thanking smiling doctors and nurses (subject to availability).
You'll get a proper present next year.
Chancellor’s autumn statement:
Here’s a small front-loaded token of our appreciation. Don’t spend it all at once, because there are no more presents.
We’re going to find out why some hospitals are not pulling their weight and tell them to pull their socks up.
We’re also going to find out why Simon Stevens (subject to availability) hasn’t sorted it all out yet. It was his plan and we gave him everything he asked for – with the possible exception of the money.
Diary editor: Julian Patterson