“Let’s Get Zero Done!” The man — Jeremy Hunt — who was Heath Secretary for a record six years and may, or may not, one day would be Prime Minister, is on a mission. To reduce the harm done in NHS hospitals to zero.

Coincidentally published as the Care Quality Commission reveals the terrifying failings of Nottingham’s maternity care services, Hunt will probably resist the temptation to claim prescience. But luck is a prized asset in generals, as Napoleon famously said, and is useful for politicians.

Hunt and his publishers have been lucky. This essential message of this book for the NHS — first, do no harm — is being reinforced by front-page splashes.