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On 1 April 2013 we are starting on a voyage of discovery. These are uncharted waters. We are 100 years after the journey of the Titanic.
You could argue either ways. You never discover anything offshore if you fear losing sight of the familiar shores. There is no coming back. But lessons learnt from the PFI 'blunders' are still fresh. It was all good while it lasted: thanks to the recession, the pot of gold is disappearing. But let's never forget the millions of dedicated workers who set out to do good and their bit for humanity through the NHS. Let's hope the thinkers and visionaries of the NHS guide these workers.
There is only one vision. Care of our patients is our first concern. Bring on the best provider.
Prepare the ship. Let's set sail.
Nominate a captain for the ship so that he won't abandon us if we face stormy waters.
Works for the NHS. Does not understand complex financial issues.