Consultant in occupational medicine
Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Richard Preece is a consultant in occupational medicine based at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from where he provides medical leadership to a service supporting three hospitals and a number of primary care organisations. The Cheshire service has been identified as a model for future services. Richard is seconded part-time to NHS Plus (the national occupational health body) as Director of Organisational Development to guide service reconfiguration and the establishment of a national clinical governance system. He is involved in a number of national bodies including the group considering improvements to the Fit Note.
Richard has been directly involved in development of two of NICE's six workplace guidance documents. He has recently been the Clinical Lead for National Audit of Implementation of NICE workplace guidance. Richard intends to use his Fellowship to promote understanding of the interaction between health and work amongst all clinicians so that all patients of working age benefit from consideration of their capabilities. He will first use networks in the North West and then other regions to promote the uptake of workplace guidance and promote understanding of the improvements in performance and productivity that come from this.
This page was last updated: 25 March 2011