"Top 10 for
Number 10" - A Public Health Manifesto developed in the North
THE 1st Manifesto for
Public Health has been developed by Directors of Public Health in
the North West.
The public health manifesto called:- "Top 10 for Number 10",
will raise awareness of important public health issues, both
nationally and in the North West. This document can be used as a
constructive evidence based aid to policy development locally and
nationally in time for the development of cross party political
manifestos ahead of the General Election in May 2015.
Not only will the document be used to help leaders from across the
political spectrum to understand important public health priorities,
but it will be used locally to shape public health work in the North
West now and for the future. Local members of the community, groups
and local politicians are also being asked to get involved and put
their name behind these priorities.
Abdul Razzaq, Chairman of the North West Directors of Public Health
Group (NWDsPH) said:- "We have a real chance now to help our
political leaders understand and make plans to tackle these
important public health issues, issues that really affect every one
of us in the North West. But, we aren't only asking politicians in
the Capital to read and sign up to this document, all of us within
our communities; individuals, groups and our local politicians, now
have the chance to help us have an impact on the public health
agenda locally and nationally. Hopefully the information and quite
frankly, startling statistics, should result in some interesting
The public health manifesto contains the ten highest priorities as
identified by the North West Directors of Public Health, supported
by a summary of the evidence around each issue.
"Top 10 for Number 10"
includes priorities that look at the whole public health
spectrum, from food packaging and marketing to children to raising
the living wage and tackling personal debt.
The full list of ten priorities
can be seen here:-
► Introduce a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol to tackle
alcohol related harm.
► Introduce a sugar sweetened beverage duty at 20p per litre to
reduce poor dental health, obesity and related conditions.
► Commit to the eradication of childhood poverty to meet targets set
by the Child Poverty Act 2010.
► Work with employers to increase payment of the living wage to
benefit both businesses and employees, and introduce a higher
► Ban the marketing on television of foods high in fat, sugar and
salt before 9pm to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy food
► Implement the recommendations contained within the “1001 critical
days” cross party report to ensure all babies have the best possible
start in life.
► Implement tougher regulation of pay day loan companies to prevent
people ending up with unmanageable debts
► Require all schools to provide a minimum of 1 hour of physical
activity to all pupils every day in line with UK physical activity
guidelines for 5 to 18 year olds.
► Introduce policies to encourage active travel and use of public
transport to increase physical activity, reduce emissions, increase
road safety and reduce pollution.
► Require compulsory standardised front of pack labelling for all
pre-packaged food and beverages (including alcohol).
Abdul Razzaq continued:- "We know these are tough challenges
but we cannot ignore them, or let this chance to raise awareness
with our political leaders pass us by. We really need the public,
local groups and our local politicians to get behind these
priorities and help us make changes needed to make a difference."
'Top 10 for Number 10' - A Public Health Manifesto was
launched on 1 July 2014, at the Festival of Public Health UK hosted
by Manchester University. The Manifesto is available to download and
people can also sign up to support the priorities by clicking on
HAMPTON by Hilton, by
Liverpool John Lennon Airport has received its 2nd award of the
year, having been recognised by Hampton Hotels as its top performing
property in the UK for its excellence in service and growing
customer loyalty with the prestigious Connie Award. The Connie Award
is named after Hilton Worldwide's founder Conrad Hilton and winners
are selected based on their Total Quality Scorecard (TQS), the
hotel's loyalty score via SALT (Hilton's Satisfaction and Loyalty
Tracking) and the quality assurance (QA) score. The successful
properties receive a monetary award to host a celebratory event for
Team Members and a trophy, which will be displayed in the lobby.
This latest award follows news earlier this year that the hotel was
voted the UK’s number one Airport Hotel by customers of
LateRooms.com, the UK’s leading
hotel booking specialist. Katie Park, deputy general manager,
Hampton by Hilton Liverpool/John Lennon Airport, said:- "We
are honoured to be recognised by Hampton Hotels with the Connie
Award. Our team works each day to spread ‘Hamptonality’ to our
guests by providing excellent customer service. It is because of
that commitment we are able to accept this award."
Hampton by Hilton fosters a unique culture of hospitality; called:-
'Hamptonality,' a term that describes each hotel’s
approach to friendly customer service, anticipating guests’ needs
and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area
attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town.
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport added:-
"Hampton by Hilton Liverpool/John Lennon Airport is a tremendous
asset for the Airport, giving passengers all the convenience of
being able to stay onsite at the Airport in high quality
accommodation with excellent service and at tremendous value for
money. It’s no surprise to us that they have won this latest award,
knowing the levels of positive feedback from our passengers when
they stay here."
Chancellor unveils over
£39 million of new science and transport funding for Liverpool
THE Chancellor of the
Exchequer, the Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, will visit Liverpool today
to announce a package of measures to support the city’s science and
transport infrastructure. He will reveal that the University of
Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University have been successful
in their bid to create one of four University Enterprise Zones, with
£5 million match funding from government.
The £15 million facility will house and support new high tech
businesses around ‘sensor technologies’. Sensors are
the crucial link between technological devices and the world around
them, capturing data on a whole host of areas such as temperature,
humidity and pressure. They can be used in everything from home
security systems to medical technology and high value manufacturing.
‘Sensor City’ will help inventions go from the lab to
the factory floor even faster, and act as a shop window for foreign
investment into the City’s high tech start ups.
Later the Chancellor will also unveil a £34.4 million transport
package as part of the Atlantic Gateway project, which is building
greater connections between Liverpool and Manchester and aims to
create 250,000 jobs by 2030.
Today he will announce:-
► A £10.4 million upgrade to the Halton Curve rail line to improve
connectivity between Liverpool, Cheshire, Warrington and North
► £5.6 million to improve access and road safety around Knowsley
► £4m of improvements to A5300 Knowsley Expressway to maximise the
benefits of the New Mersey crossing and access to Liverpool Airport
► A £14.4m upgrade of the car parking and public transport
connections on the Newton-le-Willows rail interchange link to