Carbon Monoxide Safety in Health and Social Care: Raising Awareness and Reducing Risk

Liz Twist MP, a parliamentary officer of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Safety Group (APPCOG), is leading an inquiry into carbon monoxide safety in health and social care. Through evidence sessions, primary research, and analysis of practice, the inquiry will explore:

  1. How carbon monoxide risks in domiciliary settings are managed by existing processes, and are HSCPs aware of the risks posed by carbon monoxide?
  2. How can carbon monoxide safety processes be improved in HSC, are there examples of best practice in the sector to learn from?
  3. What can regulatory bodies & industry leaders do to encourage better carbon monoxide safety in domiciliary health & social care?

The APPCOG wants to understand what kind of awareness there is about carbon monoxide poisoning in the sector; and to see how the risks of carbon monoxide exposure might be reduced by employers and organisations.

If you work in health and social care, please do feed in to the inquiry via this ten point survey.

The Steering Group for the inquiry is honoured to include:

  • Liz Twist MP, Labour, House of Commons
  • Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Crossbench, House of Lords
  • Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chief Executive of the National Care Association
  • Caroline Stevens, the Royal College of Nursing
  • Suman Shrestha, the Royal College of Nursing
  • Clare Livingstone, Professional Policy Advisor, Royal College of Midwives
  • Chris Jackson, Chairman of the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS)
  • Isabella Myers, Chair of APPCOG working group COMed, for clinical & medical CO research
  • Adrian McConnell, Head of Charitable Operations, CO Research Trust
  • Elizabeth Warwick, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Wales & West Utilities
  • Phil Burrows, Head of Customer Vulnerability Social Programme Delivery, Cadent
  • Andy Curtis, Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM)
  • Chris Bielby, Chair of APPCOG Stakeholder Forum

Updates on the progress and findings of the inquiry will be linked to the right.

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