Letters To Editor:- "Good Medical Practice."
"WE would like
to thank local MPs, Lindsay Hoyle (Chorley), Timothy Farron
(Westmorland and Lonsdale) and John Pugh (Southport) for supporting
the launch of our revised guidance for doctors, Good Medical
Practice, by joining over 60 MPs in signing an Early Day Motion (EDM)
in the House of Commons.
Our guidance emphasises the
importance of an effective partnership between doctors and patients.
To ensure that patients are made aware of doctors' commitment to
this partnership with them we launched a UK wide poster campaign.
The EDM ‘encourages the prominent display of the Good Medical
Practice poster in all general practices, clinics and hospitals
across the UK’.
We are delighted that Lindsay Hoyle, Timothy Farron and John Pugh
have chosen to support our campaign and would encourage doctors and
patients reading this letter to look at the new guidance and to
display the poster. The revised Good Medical Practice can be found
Yours sincerely, Professor Sir Graeme
The Mayor Of Sefton’s Grand Charity Ball
event will be held at the Floral Hall in Southport on the 31 March
2007 from 7:00pm. Tickets will cost £35.00 with car parking passes
for those attending at the back of the Ball Room on request. Not
only will you be in the company of the Mayor, Councillor Tommy Mann,
but also the glittering night will be packed full of fun. It
comprises a Drinks Reception to open, a six course dinner with wine,
a grand raffle and auction, dancing to Britain’s No 1 Band Todd
Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra and compere, Debi Jones. All the
proceeds from this night of entertainment will go to many charitable
and voluntary organisations across Sefton. Tables can accommodate up
to or twelve guests so why not make it a celebration event for a
birthday, anniversary or even a business success. You could also
make it a fantastic night out for your friends.
ROBERTA IS BACK IN
Blackout hits Birkdale and Hillside area
AT around 6pm
on Saturday 3 February 2007, according to Scottish Power the section
of the national grid run by Manweb lost power to large parts of
Birkdale and Hillside plunging the area into darkness.
Merseyside was in the grips of fog and
with streetlights and traffic lights being off, driving became very
The power took just over an hour to be
restored to a large part of the area, but it took over half an hour
longer for some parts to have the supply restored.
One driver said:-
"It was strange. I was heading along Lord Street and then all the
lights in front of me went off, yet Southport’s remained on. Then it
was a free for all at all the traffic lights."
said:- "I remember the blackout and that was just how it
felt." Some houses resorted to getting out candles to light
up their homes.
Hillside Station used
battery-power to illuminate the station platform and emergency
lighting was used in some businesses.
When the power was restored the jolt
triggered many house and business alarms.