Health and Social Care Professionals Survey launched in ‘Good Care Month’

Did you know that 1 in 8 homes may have levels of carbon monoxide which are dangerous after just one hour?* This means many Health and Social Care Professionals may be unsafe at work.

This ‘Good Care Month’, July 2021, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Carbon Monoxide Safety has launched a survey for Health and Social Care Professionals working on the front line. The results from this survey will feed into a parliamentary inquiry, led by Liz Twist MP, which seeks to identify opportunities to improve carbon monoxide safety in health and social care.

Please share the survey with your networks and relevant contacts:

Health and Social Care Professionals! 1 in 8 homes may have levels of carbon monoxide which are dangerous after just one hour – are you safe at work? Tell us about your experience here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N3TKRDY

The ten point survey includes questions on workplace training, risk assessments and how confident an individual would feel responding to a potential carbon monoxide exposure. All responses can be given anonymously.

The APPCOG hopes to engage with a wide range of Health and Social Care Professionals and gain a broad perspective of current levels of awareness and safety practices in relation to carbon monoxide. We are particularly keen to hear from those professionals who are providing home care or domiciliary services, and thus entering the domestic properties of their patients, service users and/or clients.

Further research to support the inquiry will include a focus group meeting for Health and Social Care Professionals, where issues raised in the survey can be explored in more detail in a confidential setting. If you would like further information, or are interested in joining the focus group, please contact laura.fatah [at] policyconnect.org.uk


*Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/32888981_Real_time_carbon_monoxide_measurements_from_270_UK_homes

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