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Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

Health written question – answered on 15th March 2010.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to encourage awareness of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning among ambulance, paramedic and accident and emergency staff in the NHS.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

Awareness of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning is important for all clinicians in the national health service and the NHS locally should reflect this in guidance to staff and consider the need for appropriate training as part of their workforce plans.

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