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Latest linked datasets

The latest set of linkage data is now available for use in research studies. The set (set 20) contains an update of priority linkages to support COVID-19 research along with the first tranche of CPRD linked Second Generation Surveillance System (SGSS) COVID-19 positive virology test data up to end July 2020.

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University of Oxford fertility treatment outcomes study

CPRD is facilitating the study of the Prolonged Effects of Assisted reproductive technologies on the health of women and their children: a Record Linkage study for England (PEARL).

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Linked datasets update

The next set of linkage data (set 19) for use in research studies is being made available as a phased release, with priority linkages being expedited to support COVID-19 research at this time.

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Patient safety and prescribing reports for GPs

New NHS England guidance for medication review in primary care recommends patient safety and prescribing reports developed by CPRD and the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).

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Latest data from CPRD

The latest versions of the CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum databases and COVID-19 feasibility counts are now available.

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New synthetic datasets to assist COVID-19 and cardiovascular research

CPRD has generated high-fidelity synthetic datasets using a synthetic data generation and evaluation framework that was developed under a grant from the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund launched by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and managed by Innovate UK.

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Linked datasets

The latest set of linkage data (set 18) is now available for use in research studies. There has been an increase in the coverage periods for many of the linked data sources.

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COVID-19 contingency response

CPRD is open for business as usual during this period and our staff are working to ensure we continue to provide the services you need in the current environment. We recognise the need for enabling essential COVID-19 research that could impact public health policy and have put in place measures to facilitate this. Read more


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Extraction of test and measurement data in CPRD Aurum

CPRD has recently reviewed the processing demands of using the EXTRACT online tool to extract test events and/or measurement data.

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Revised policy on lifespan of approved protocols

In response to a recent review of CPRD’s policy on approved protocols for studies using CPRD data, we will be introducing a 4-year lifespan on all protocols following approval by the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC).

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