I like what I hear. A renewed commitment to reducing unacceptable health inequalities is called for and since we have documentation on a similar message as far back as 1920, we seem to be taking forever to ensure that people in deprived areas receive high-quality GP services.
In time we may well see different providers start to provide primary care in deprived rural and urban areas. Does it matter? Not as long as the services provide what local people want and need.
It was encouraging to learn that Gordon Brown's inaugural speech included references to district nursing, health visiting and general practice. The community is clearly not forgotten and we will all strive - those of us who are addicted to primary care - to do all we can to achieve the progress we all wish to see.
On top of the world of politics, nurses also need to get their minds around Modernising Nursing Careers and develop views on how the future community nurse can best be prepared to fulfil her potential in a very different society then that enjoyed by her mother and grandmother.