The ghost of Florence Nightingale is visiting beleaguered Health Secretary Andrew Lansley according to leaks from inside Downing Street.
'Miss Nightingale has been appearing to Andrew in the dead of night admonishing him for his health bill,' an anonymous government minister said. 'He isn't getting much sleep.'
There have also been unconfirmed reports that Mother Teresa of Calcutta has appeared to Lansley ticking him off over some aspects of his reforms to the NHS.
But friends of the health secretary say he has been encouraged to press on with his bill after being backed by David Cameron and the spirits of Burke and Hare.
Mr Lansley is seeing his doctor.