For the last two and a half years I have worked at the heart of NHS England. I arrived as the Commissioning Board was being formed and I was fired enthusiasm for our new NHS . (I still have that passion, incase you were worried that this experience has dented it). At the time we all looked forward to a new less politically controlled future, one at arms length (Arms Length Body) from the Department of Health. We should have been beyond arms length.. the reason for that will become apparent in the near future. So sver the next few weeks I plan on blogging the 8 lessons I learnt.