Published: 14/04/2005, Volume II5, No. 5951 Page 23

Peter Bradley, chief executive, London Ambulance Service trust

Congratulations to Dorset Ambulance Service trust on receiving high scores for the quality of its senior management in the NHS national staff survey (analysis, page 14, 24 March).

Without wishing to take away anything from that achievement, we would like to point out that you were factually incorrect and omitted to state that the London Ambulance Service trust scored 4.1 in this category - the highest of any ambulance service in the country.

The considerable efforts of our senior management team in improving the service we provide for patients and the quality of working lives for our staff has been recognised by colleagues taking part in the survey. It is only right that this result should be acknowledged.