A shocking report by Newsnight (1 June) on the lack of progress on the NHS since the Wanless Report.

Massive funding gap based on current projections to deliver the Wanless solution. No clear evidence of any improvement at all over the last 6 years, with outcomes clearly skewered by politically set targets. An amazingly blunt analysis from the Beeb.

So no surprise then that there was no minister hauled over the coals after it. Indeed why was this report left to air AFTER the previous nights (presumably) flagship discussion. A whole raft of carefully analysed devastating statistics carefully hidden away until the Minister had leaped into his limousine and scurried off home.