Your article 'NPSA attacks meaningless glossy menus' (news, 12 October, page 16) misrepresents my comments at the patient safety fringe event during the Conservative Party conference.

Your article 'NPSA attacks meaningless glossy menus' (news, 12 October, page 16) misrepresents my comments at the patient safety fringe event during the Conservative Party conference.

Of course the NPSA wants the best possible information for patients to help them execute choice but my point was that while leaflets for patients with indicators for MRSA and hospital food are highly meaningful to them, an indicator of the way hospitals manage risk, is not.

This point was also made by health minister Andy Burnham during a patient safety fringe event at the Labour Party Conference, when we agreed to work together to develop a more meaningful one.

Ruth Davison

Director of communications

National Patient Safety Agency