Improving Carbon Monoxide Data: Workshop


An event kindly chaired by Baroness Finlay, to analyse and examine the current sources of data on carbon monoxide (CO) incidents and exposure; and bring together views on what improvements can be made.

Expert speakers: 

  • Steve Dacre, Northern Gas Networks
  • Mark Hazelton, Gas Safety Trust and National Fire Chief Council
  • Gill Jackson, National Poisons Information Service

It is widely accepted that improved data on carbon monoxide would help CO victims to be better supported by healthcare workers.  Access to better data on CO would benefit many parties, assisting GDNs in targeting their resources effectively and enabling nationwide research projects. If records can be coordinated and aligned, trends and prevalence of CO incidents could be identified, and effective pathways for data could be establish. Ultimately, better data on CO would benefit gas consumers and society. 

Workshop Discussion themes:

  1. What benefits can better data on CO bring?
  2. What data is needed?
  3. How can CO data practices be improved?

Funded by the Gas Safety Trust

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