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Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS)

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The Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (or GORDS) is a UK network of around 15 consultant respiratory physicians, established by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Each member is either employed by the NHS or via a University, and has both a clinical and research interest in occupational asthma and other occupational lung diseases.

GORDS was established in 2001 to provide a readily accessible specialist knowledge base in the field of occupational respiratory disease and has a primary remit of providing direction to HSE policy and input to and critical review of research undertaken for HSE in the field of occupational respiratory disease. To date GORDS have provided input to HSE's Occupational Asthma and Non-asthma Occupational Respiratory Disease Strategy as well as HSE's Silica and Welding Action Plans.

The GORDS group currently has representation from a number of specialist occupational respiratory centres located across of the UK, including in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

For more specific information on each of the specialist centres,including information on staff, relevant research activities and patient/worker referral information, please contact the specialist centre directly. However, general information on each of the centres can be found on their respective websites by clicking on the appropriate link.

Specialist Occupational Lung Disease Centre - Contact Information

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