A thoroughly enjoyable event held at the Macmillan room in Portcullis House today the 29th June 2017. Barry Sheerman MP presented the prizes. It was wonderful to attend this happy event. The standard of the entries was fantastic this year and the GDNs have increased the number of entries. Very well done!
Grenfell Tower: INQUEST’s role in ensuring truth, justice and accountability
INQUEST are deeply shocked by the tragic fire at Grenfell tower and have seen first-hand the devastating impact on the affected communities. This has been exacerbated by the insensitive and inadequate response by both national and local Government.
There is rightly acute public concern about how this disaster will be investigated and we issued a statement to outline our view that a judicial public inquiry needed to be set up urgently. Inquests are limited in scope, do not allow for survivors (that are not themselves bereaved) or those with a wider interest an independent voice and cannot deal directly with the complex far reaching questions. For the inquiry to have the trust and confidence of survivors and bereaved they must be consulted with meaningfully on its terms of reference, to include the context, circumstances and aftermath of the tragedy.
Bereaved and survivors must have access to non-means tested public funding for legal representation on an equal footing to that of public authorities and private bodies. No stone must be left unturned, the truth about this tragedy exposed and those responsible brought to account.
We now have a dedicated section on our website here to support those directly affected.
LATEST NEWS ON HILLSBOROUGH:
The CPS today confirmed that six people, including two former senior police officers, have been charged with criminal offences over the deaths of 96 people at the Hillsborough disaster and the alleged police cover-up that followed.
Safety Initiative 2017 H & V Awards
From Left to Right
Host, Russell Kane, Roland Johns CO-Gas Safety, Stephanie Trotter, OBE President & Director CO-Gas Safety, Adrian McConnell representing the GDNs & Presenter is Chris Bielby, Director of Industry Liaison, SGN
Great day. Met many interesting people. Superb new premises.
Was introducted to the Secretary of State Greg Clark MP. Wasted no time in telling him about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning although to do him justice, I think he already knew. I told him that we had lobbied for prime time TV warnings about carbon monoxide.
GPS CALL FOR £170 CARBON MONOXIDE LIFESAVER
British GPs have called for a £170 piece of equipment to be made mandatory in surgeries – with more than 90 per cent saying that breath testing devices will save lives.
With an average of 50 people dying from carbon monoxide poisoning each year, and 1,800 people attending hospital with CO poisoning symptoms in 2015, the nation’s front line medical professionals have recognised the need for speedier diagnosis of the ‘silent killer’.
Please see https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.trotter.587
Isn’t Gemma amazing? Thank you so much Gemma.
PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION for prime time TV warnings about CO
Please pass on to your contacts. Thanks.
Please watch our one minute film about Sue who had carbon monoxide poisoning – could save your life http://www.co-gassafety.co.uk/one-survivors-story/
Thanks for the follow. See also our leaflet http://www.co-gassafety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CO-Gas-Safety-leaflet-about-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-30.10.15-3.pdf
I’ve been contacted by quite a few registered gas installers who can understand the difficulties suffered by consumers especially those poisoned by CO. The registered gas installers are frustrated by the lack of action by the official bodies and want change.
If you are interested please email Stephanie Email address is
Please see http://www.b12deficiency.info/b12-the-antidote/ Tracey Witty is incredibly helpful and dedicated.