Susan Jill Stocks

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BACKGROUND Construction workers are at increased risk of work-related ill-health (WRI) worldwide. AIMS To compare the incidence of medically reported WRI in occupations within the UK construction industry according to job title. METHODS We calculated standardized incidence rate ratios (SRRs) using WRI cases for individual job titles returned to The(More)
INTRODUCTION The extent of preventable medication-related hospital admissions and medication-related issues in primary care is significant enough to justify developing decision support systems for medication safety surveillance. The prerequisite for such systems is defining a relevant set of medication safety-related indicators and understanding the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether interventions implemented by the UK Health and Safety Executive addressing exposure to isocyanate-based spray paints in motor vehicle repair (MVR), flour dust in craft bakeries, rosin-based solder flux fume (RBSFF) in the electronics industry, metalworking fluids and wood dust coincided with a decline in incidence of(More)
OBJECTIVES Public and patient involvement (PPI) is required at all stages of research by many funding bodies such as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Given the high priority of PPI within NIHR programmes and the associated costs, it is important that the process of involvement and impact of PPI on health services research is evaluated. We(More)
BACKGROUND Self-reported work-related ill-health (WRI) statistics suggest that agricultural workers in the UK are at an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), skin and respiratory disease. However, there is little comprehensive medically reported information on WRI in the UK agricultural sector. METHODS Cases of WRI within the UK from 2002 to(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the prevalence of different types of potentially hazardous prescribing in general practice in the United Kingdom, and what is the variation between practices? METHODS A cross sectional study included all adult patients potentially at risk of a prescribing or monitoring error defined by a combination of diagnoses and prescriptions in(More)
BACKGROUND Sheep farmers often complain of acute ill-health, known colloquially as 'dipper's flu', immediately after treating sheep with pesticides. There have been few prospective epidemiological studies to determine it's nature and incidence. Aims To determine the nature and frequency of symptoms occurring in farmers treating sheep for ectoparasites. (More)
Effective interventions to reduce work-related exposures are available for many types of work-related diseases or injuries. However, knowledge of the impact of these interventions on injury or disease outcomes is scarce due to practical and methodological reasons. Study designs are considered for the evaluation of occupational health interventions on(More)
BACKGROUND Organic diisocyanates are a common cause of occupational asthma, particularly in motor vehicle repair (MVR) workers. The UK Health & Safety Laboratory provides screening for urinary hexamethylenediamine (UHDA), a biomarker of exposure to 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). The UK Surveillance of Work-related and Occupational Respiratory Disease(More)
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