I refer to the advertisement for the post of chief executive of Sunderland West primary care trust (page 66, 14 September).

The PCT, although established in August, will not become operational until April 2001.The advertisement mistakenly gave the impression of an October start date. I apologise for any misunderstanding this may have caused.

All those applying for an information pack for the post have been informed.

Roy McLachlan Chief executive Sunderland HA