Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of disease in populations and of the factors that affect this distribution.
Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, manages and undertakes a programme of research to enable it to contribute to the understanding of the health risks of exposure to radiation. The radiation epidemiology programme involves work undertaken within PHE as well as vital collaborative work involving partnerships with national and international collaborators.
National registry for radiation workers (NRRW)
An epidemiological study established to examine the risks of protracted and low-dose exposures to ionising radiation among radiation workers in the UK.
This programme brings together epidemiological research studies that were initiated by British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA). These programmes were transferred to the NDA following a reorganisation of the nuclear industry and are currently being managed by PHE.