Readers may have been puzzled about the identity of the unnamed person in your photograph of TUC general secretary John Monks' visit to Brighton General Hospital (news, page 3, 16 September).

It was Unison deputy general secretary Dave Prentis, who came with Mr Monks and trade and industry minister Alan Johnson to give awards to staff who have successfully completed a 'Return to Learn' course sponsored jointly by the trust and Unison. This is one of a wide range of educational partnerships the union is pursuing with health employers. The visit coincided with the TUC congress.

Bob Abberley Health group Unison