I was delighted to see an item on the use of cosmetic camouflage as practised at Leeds General Infirmary (news, pages 6-7, 10 August). This is a very simple, effective and much underrated service.

However, I was surprised that the accompanying narrative implied it was a new service set up by Judith Huntley as I initiated and ran a cosmetic camouflage clinic at Leeds General Infirmary for 10 years between 1984 and 1994 when employed there as an occupational therapist.

I am, however, pleased that such a service is getting some media attention at last.

Patricia Church Occupational therapy manager Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham