I appreciate that doctors' pay is a significant issue, but it is grossly overstated by Nizam Mamode, deputy chair of the British Medical Association's junior doctors committee ('Quick march', 3 December).

If he is truly asking that junior doctors are 'paid the same as cleaners and porters', I am sure this could easily be arranged.

Barnaby Schofield

Assistant directorate manager - oncology/haematology

University Hospital Birmingham trust