Prime minister Tony Blair and health secretary Frank Dobson tour Queen Elizabeth Hospital, under construction in Woolwich, south-east London. The visit coincided with government approval for a third wave of major NHS private finance initiative schemes (see left) and Mr Blair's attack on the British Medical Association's opposition to PFI (see news focus, pages 12-13, comment, page 17 and politics, page 19). The trip was made the day after Mr Blair said he bore 'scars on my back' from trying to achieve change in public services.