It has now become a regular event on Thursday at 8 pm, many people clap, or make a form of noise.

In our village an air raid siren is used. This is not an appropriate way to thank the NHS.

My wife ,a retired nurse, age 79, was a girl during the war, and when the siren is let off it is frightening. She has Alzheimer's, and I am her registered carer, so see I can see the trauma that it creates. She will now have wear ear defenders every Thursday, but the siren is so loud it can not prevent the bad memories.

My daughter is in the NHS and she says that NHS staff would not want an air raid siren to be used as a means of recognition. I would like bring this to the attention of readers and for them to share their comments.