Prepare, Practice, Protect: Improving Carbon Monoxide Safety in Health and Care services

Liz Twist MP is leading an inquiry into carbon monoxide safety in health and social care [previously titled: "Raising Awareness and Reducing Risk"]. Through evidence sessions, primary research, and analysis of practice, the inquiry will explore:

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

The inquiry will examine the level of awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning in the sector; and see how the risks of carbon monoxide exposure might be reduced by individuals, 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, National Care Association
  • Suman Shrestha, the Royal College of Nursing
  • Michaela Nuttall, Learn With Nurses
  • Clare Livingstone, the Royal College of Midwives
  • Chris Jackson, National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS)
  • Brett Edwards DipNCRQ GradIOSH MIIRSM, National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS)

  • Isabella Myers, Chair of COMed
  • Adrian McConnell, CO Research Trust
  • Elizabeth Warwick, Wales & West Utilities
  • Phil Burrows, Cadent
  • Andy Curtis, Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM)
  • Dr Tom Woolley, Chair of APPCOG Stakeholder Forum
  • Dan Edwards, SGN

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

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