Sport-Parliamentary inquiry urges UK-wide minimum standard protocol for head injuries

The British government has been urged to mandate a minimum standard protocol for concussions across sports in a bid to reduce the risk of brain injuries among athletes, according to a parliament committee report published on Thursday. The Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (DCMS) launched an inquiry in March to examine links between concussion and dementia as well as efforts to improve player welfare in professional sports. After considering evidence from medical experts and sports governing bodies, the committee chair Julian Knight said he was astounded that sport should be left by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to “mark its own homework” on risks involved.
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