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    GPs should have access to equipment to test for CO poisoning

    By Jonathan Brown on April 28, 2016

    GPs should have access to equipment to test for CO poisoning

    A gas safety group wants all GP surgeries to have the right equipment to test for carbon monoxide poisoning.

    The Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) is supporting an online petition by CORGI HomePlan to have carbon monoxide (CO) testing equipment mandatory in GP surgeries.

    Improve diagnosis

    Both groups believe that such equipment would improve diagnosis when people present themselves with symptoms that could be caused by exposure to CO.

    This initiative reflects GISG’s view the correct equipment should be available and used to detect CO poisoning and the presence of CO.

    Such equipment could also include audible CO alarms in buildings, personal alarm monitors for all first responders and flue gas analysers for gas engineers.

    Hope for Parliament debate

    GISG Chair, Chris Bielby says that their members have been campaigning for over 25 years to improve awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, and to improve the safety regime within the UK’s gas industry.

    He says it is “entirely sensible” that GPs are equipped with the most appropriate tool to help them diagnose carbon monoxide.

    The hopes is that with enough signatures, a debate will be triggered in Parliament.

    Source: Gas Industry Safety Group

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    Date Published: April 28, 2016

    Author: Jonathan Brown

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