It is reported in Pulse Today magazine that NHS England has written to GPs asking them to check whether patients who live in high-rise buildings have a working fire alarm and know how to get out of the building should it sound.

It follows a request from the National Fire Chiefs Council to NHS England, among other public health and housing bodies and local authorities, to help promote free fire safety visits available to residents.

NHS England’s London team asked that ‘frontline staff seeing patients or clients in high rise premises’ run through the four-question list and, if the patient answers no to any question, refer them for the check.

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