This Public Health Manifesto has been developed by Directors of Public Health in the North West.

Read the full manifesto

  • Implement a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol to tackle alcohol related harm.
  • Implement a sugar sweet 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 minimum wage.
  • Ban the marketing on television of foods high in fat, sugar and salt before 9 pm to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy food advertising.
  • 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 one hour of physical activity to all pupils every day in line with UK physical activity guidelines for 5-18 year olds.
  • Implement 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 alcohol.

This manifesto will be used to help leaders from across the political spectrum to understand important public health priorities and will also 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.

If you would like to show your support for the Public Health Manifesto please sign up – you can select all 10 priorities or you can select those you feel most strongly about.

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One Comment

  1. George Nieman says:

    If all this can be done then we will see a healthier nation and less stress upon the NHS

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