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Deadline approaches for CO inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group is conducting a follow-up to its 2011 inquiry report Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, in order to re-focus and improve efforts to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.

Progress has been made in many of the areas covered in the 2011 report, and the recommendations continue to guide both industry and government efforts.

The follow-up inquiry will both assess the progress made with regards to the conclusions from the previous report, and present an updated set of recommendations guided by examples and theories of effective behaviour change, to improve the effectiveness of the push towards raising awareness.

In the first instance, the APPCOG is seeking written submissions of evidence to identify a core set of definable behaviours of relevance to carbon monoxide poisoning, including those related to exposure, detection and prevention.

The inquiry will be unable to address all behaviours and all contexts, and as such, at this stage of the inquiry they are seeking written evidence that will assist to identify this core set of behaviours related to carbon monoxide poisoning. More details are available in the Call for Evidence document itself, but these behaviours could be those that:

  • Contribute to the risk of carbon monoxide exposure,
  • Improve the detection of carbon monoxide or of poisoning cases (for example, among householders, medical professionals, or others), or;
  • Aid the prevention of poisoning.

The deadline for submissions is 16 May 2014.

For more information or to submit evidence, please emaildominic.gillan@policyconnect.org.uk.

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