Having worked outside the public sector for some time, it never ceases to amaze me how convoluted attempts to be politically correct result in the most ridiculous statements in the appointment columns.

NHS Estates, an 'equal opportunities employer', guarantees interviews for people with disabilities.

Lincolnshire health authority is also an 'equal opportunities employer', but is offering preferential consideration for interview to individuals registered with the clearing house.

Quite apart from wasting valuable space and adding costs, is it not time we assumed everyone is equal and that legal requirements apply to all bodies?

John R Gillott Newcastle upon Tyne