I read with interest the juxtaposition of the chief medical officer's 'top 10 tips for better health' with those compiled by the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research (letters, 27 September).

As part of the Tackling Health Inequalities consultation, the Health Development Agency is currently running a series of regional workshops gathering constructive suggestions on ways to address health inequalities.

If readers would like to submit ideas, come and join us. Details at: www. hdaonline. org. uk/html/ resources/conferences. html Or send in your response to the Department of Health: HealthInequalities@DoH.gsi.gov.uk Dr Jeff French Director of policy and communications Health Development Agency