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Could you help us find solutions to problem of work-related ill-health?

From Dr Kevan Thorley, Senior clinical research fellow, Manchester

THOR-GP is a project funded by the Health and Safety Executive for the collection of work-related ill-health data from general practice. It aims to provide new solutions to the difficulties in obtaining valid and reliable data on occupational ill-health from medical practitioners.

Based at the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester, the principal investigators include Professor Raymond Agius, Dr Kevan Thorley, Dr Susan Turner and Dr Roseanne McNamee.

The project needs interested and motivated GPs, with training in occupational medicine to diploma level or higher, to contribute to this important research. GPs are asked to return specific information on new cases of occupational ill-health seen in their clinical practice via a webform which takes no more than 30 seconds to complete.

In return for participation, contributors receive:

  • Free continuing medical education in occupational medicine
  • Regular reports
  • Free advice and support
  • Other opportunities to participate in research
  • An honorarium of £200 per annum

Further informationmay be found at and the THOR GP team may be contacted on 0161 275 8492 or by e-mail,

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