Research and analysis

Radiation workers and their health: national study

The national registry for radiation workers (NRRW) is a long-term follow-up study of the health of radiation workers in the UK.



The NRRW studies the effects of low doses of radiation exposed on workers.

The aim of the NRRW is to:

  • better understand the risk of occupational low-dose exposure to ionising radiation
  • inform regulations and guidelines that protect radiation workers

The guidance outlines how the NRRW carries out the study and the privacy notice sets out how PHE will use and protect the data obtained by it.

Published 1 July 2013
Last updated 6 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added link to PHE's personal information charter to the privacy notice for National Registry for Radiation Workers.
  2. Added update to the NRRW third analysis 2019.
  3. Updated 'National Registry for Radiation Workers: guidance'.
  4. Renamed and updated the 'information sheet' as guidance.
  5. Added 'privacy notice for National Registry for Radiation Workers (NRRW)'.
  6. First published.