Fletch discovers that being Director of Nursing isn’t all about drinking fancy coffee while wearing a smart suit.

He must be the bearer of bad news when budget cuts mean difficult decisions have to be made.

‘These are perilous times, Mr Fletcher. Holby is beset with dangers both external and internal,’ says Hanssen ominously.

Also, Parker’s mum Kim is out of prison and looking to build bridges with her son, which worries Essie, and Donna makes a bad situation worse for a stressed Ric.

Holby City will air in Scotland at 10.45pm.