I offer my warmest congratulations to the NHS in their 50th anniversary year. BT and the NHS have enjoyed a long and productive partnership over many years - from the provision of the earliest telephone circuits at the turn of the century, through to some of today's developments in telemedicine. I look forward to this partnership continuing to flourish as we move into the 21st century.
I am particularly delighted that BT is able to contribute to the NHS' anniversary celebrations through our sponsorship of the anniversary website. Our two organisations have been working together in the development of the website to provide a better service to the public, changing the way they get health information now and into the future.