Approved research using CPRD anonymised patient data has provided vital evidence to support public health and patient safety, including drug safety guidance and improving healthcare delivery. More than 3,000 medical and public health research studies using CPRD data have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

The approved studies page describes the research that has been approved and the organisations that are carrying out these studies using CPRD data.

Peer-reviewed papers from research studies using CPRD data are listed on the bibliography web page.

This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support. CPRD encourages researchers to use this citation in all publications using CPRD data. Find out more about acknowledging the use of patient data at the Understanding Patient Data website.

Further information about how patient data is used for medical research

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