Published: 31/01/2002, Volume II2, No. 5790 Page 22

It was interesting to see the item (news, page 9, 17 January) on citizen's advice bureau outreach at a Blackpool GP surgery.

We have been providing a similar service, funded by two parish councils, for over five years. I am happy to confirm that it provides great benefit to both our patients and ourselves.

Andy Button Practice manager Swallowfield Medical Practice Swallowfield, Berks