Could I congratulate HSJ on two excellent articles on stroke and especially 'Pressure Point' by Carol Cooper (Managers & Medicine, 27 August). She really hits the nail on the head. For too long stroke has been the Cinderella condition. The Stroke Association is pushing for better services for patients, and finally we feel notice is being taken.

We have assembled a resource pack to help health authorities and primary healthcare groups develop modern and effective services. Copies are available from Glynn McDonald on 0171-330 0998.

Margaret Goose

Chief executive

The Stroke Association

London EC1