Hello, and welcome to all subscribers to Health Policy Insight, the new home of 'Cowper's Cut'.
This little 'welcome and thank you' note is inspired because I've just had it confirmed from two sources that the next NHS Pope - the new chief executive of NHS England, who replaces Lord Stevens of Birmingham - was chosen just after 1 pm today.
The Gods Of Skipton House plan to anounce the winner by the middle of next week.
I don't yet know who it is, but my inquiries are well under way.
Naturally, should I find out, HPI subscribers will be the first to know.