Your report of my comments on Tony Blair's speech at the NHS 50th anniversary conference (page 10, 9 July) was not correct.

I did not comment on the speech as a whole, nor did I mention 'public health'. What I said was: 'It was disappointing that apart from the ban on tobacco advertising, we heard nothing about how the government intends to build a healthy society.'

Donald Reid

Chief executive

Association for Public Health