I must correct any mistaken impression in your story 'Experts say late framework for mental health is hitting services' (news, page 6-7, 9 September). In no way do I feel the mental health national service framework is undeserving of attention. The sooner we have it, and the more attention it gets, the better forall those in the mental health field - most of all service users.

Mind has called for an end to the postcode lottery of service provision and a clear agenda for change. The framework promises that and while I lament its long delay, I hope and believe it will be worth the wait.

Judi Clements

Chief executive