Annemarie Money

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BACKGROUND Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from prolonged occupational exposure to noise continues to rank among the top worldwide work-related ill-health problems. AIMS To provide an overview of incident cases based on work-related audiological ill-health data collected over a 9-year period from occupational physicians (OPs), audiological physicians(More)
BACKGROUND Beauticians are exposed to many potential allergens in their occupation. AIM To identify the sources of occupational skin and respiratory disease reported in beauticians, with an emphasis on acrylate chemicals, and to investigate the trends over time. METHODS We used the Health and Occupation Research (THOR) database to identify occupational(More)
BACKGROUND GPs can find their role as issuers of sickness certification problematic, particularly in trying to maintain a balance between certifying absence and preserving the doctor-patient relationship. Little research has been published on consultations in which sickness absence has been certified. AIM To explore negotiations between GPs and patients(More)
BACKGROUND Work-related skin and respiratory disease still constitute an important part of the work-related ill-health (WRIH) burden of Great Britain (GB). It is therefore important to be able to accurately quantify the true incidence of these two groups of disease. AIMS To improve the accuracy of the methodology to estimate clinical specialist incidence(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent health inequalities encourage researchers to identify new ways of understanding the policy process. Informal relationships are implicated in finding evidence and making decisions for public health policy (PHP), but few studies use specialized methods to identify key actors in the policy process. METHODS We combined network and(More)
BACKGROUND In various countries, reports from occupational physicians (OPs) are an important source of work-related illness (WRI) data. In Great Britain (GB), this is undertaken through the Occupational Physicians Reporting Activity (OPRA) surveillance scheme. Because access to an OP is uneven in GB applying the GB workforce as the denominator could lead to(More)
In the absence of personal exposure measurements, expert assessment, generally on a case-by-case basis, is often used to estimate exposures. However, the decision processes of individual experts when making assessments are unknown, making it difficult to assess the quality of these assessments or to compare different assessments to each other. We conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Data on work-related ill-health (WRIH) in the Republic of Ireland is inconsistent. AIMS To compare the incidence of WRIH in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), Northern Ireland (NI) and Great Britain (GB) reported by clinical specialists in skin and respiratory medicine and by specialist occupational physicians (OPs). METHODS Analysis of data(More)
UNLABELLED Aim To investigate the attitudes to health and work of general practitioners (GPs) with training in occupational medicine (OM) compared with non-OM trained GPs, since the introduction of the fit note. BACKGROUND Changes to the UK sickness certification system since 2010 and the introduction of the fit note required GPs to change their focus to(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are commonly encountered in current occupational health practice and comprise up to 45% of the workload for occupational physicians (OPs). AIMS To compare the reported incidence of work-related (WR) MSDs by specialist OPs and specialist rheumatologists and to relate it to self-reported and general(More)