General Practitioner

Join the growing network of GP practices contributing to CPRD.

Trusted and government-backed


The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is a Government organisation providing anonymised healthcare records for vital public health research

For over 30 years, GP practices across the UK have contributed data to CPRD. GP practice sign-up to CPRD is endorsed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), NHS England and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Our case studies show how the data is used in research to benefit patient and public health and our bibliography has details of 1,800 peer-reviewed research publications using CPRD data.

5 good reasons for GP Practices to join CPRD

  1. Ensure your patient population is represented in research evidence informing clinical guidance and best practice
  2. Earn extra income for the practice by taking part in questionnaires and clinical studies
  3. Receive regular practice-level prescribing and patient safety QI reports including patient case-finding and national practice benchmarking
  4. Case reviews from QI reports, questionnaires and research contribute towards annual appraisals and revalidation
  5. Joining is an easy, one-off process following which data automatically flows to CPRD

Protecting patient data

CPRD never collects patient identifiable information from GP practices or any other source. We obtain annual regulatory permission to supply anonymised data to researchers for approved public health studies. Find out more about how we protect the confidentiality of patient data.

For more information, email or call 020 3080 7206.