Richard M Preece

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Long-term sickness absence and incapacity benefits (disability pension) rates have increased across industrialised countries. Effective measures are needed to support return to work. The recommendations of this guidance were informed by the most appropriate available evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Public health evidence was provided by(More)
An outbreak of avian infl uenza (H7N3) among poultry resulted in laboratory-confi rmed disease in 1 of 103 exposed persons. Incomplete use of personal protective equipment (PPE) was associated with conjunctivitis and infl uenza-like symptoms. Rigorous use of PPE by persons managing avi-an infl uenza outbreaks may reduce exposure to potentially hazardous(More)
An outbreak of avian influenza (H7N3) among poultry resulted in laboratory-confirmed disease in 1 of 103 exposed persons. Incomplete use of personal protective equipment (PPE) was associated with conjunctivitis and influenza-like symptoms. Rigorous use of PPE by persons managing avian influenza outbreaks may reduce exposure to potentially hazardous infected(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical governance has been introduced into health care in the United Kingdom as a means to improve quality. At present there is no legal duty for commercial occupational providers to implement this model. AIM This preliminary study examined how commercial occupational health providers had implemented clinical governance. METHODS The senior(More)
The status of dark matter searches with inorganic scintillator detectors at Boulby mine is reviewed and the results of tests with a CsI(Tl) crystal are presented. The objectives of the latter experiment were to study anomalous fast events previously observed and to identify ways to remove this background. Clear indications were found that these events were(More)
We present results from the measurement of the neutron production rate in lead by high energy cosmic-ray muons at a depth of 2850 m water equivalent (mean muon energy of 260 GeV). A tonne-scale highly segmented plastic scintillator detector was utilised to detect both the energy depositions from the traversing muons as well as the delayed radiative capture(More)
  • R M Preece
  • 2004
In their recent paper Portengen and colleagues 1 have made an important contribution to our understanding of laboratory animal allergy. However, they have omitted to draw attention to an observation of clinical importance to occupational physicians. They have suggested that the lack of decline in lung function in ''experienced'' workers may be due to the(More)