Observational research

CPRD offers high quality longitudinal data on 60 million patients with over 20 years of follow-up for 25% of patients and world-leading research services to facilitate your public health research needs. 

Commissioned research 

CPRD’s team of epidemiological and statistical experts can support or deliver your study via our commissioned research service. Our team have years of experience in using CPRD primary care and linked data to deliver public health research. They can deliver end to end research projects or provide advise on elements such as study design, code list development and research application writing.

CPRD’s team of experienced experts offer a range of research services including:

  • Cohort / disease characterisation (including burden of disease)
  • Drug treatment patterns and prescribing pathways
  • Healthcare resource utilisation studies
  • Incidence and prevalence analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • GP questionnaires

CPRD’s in-house expertise and data are trusted worldwide by regulatory, commercial and academic organisations to support research to improve public health and clinical care.

To discuss research requirements and find out more, please do not hesitate to contact CPRD at enquiries@cprd.com.

    Provision of data 

    Access to anonymised patient data for public health research can be provided for researchers against specific study specifications, following protocol approval.

    CPRD can also provide data linkages to a range of health-related datasets. 

    Find out more

    To find out more about CPRD data and data linkage visit our Data page or contact enquiries@cprd.com.

    You can also view examples of studies using CPRD data and the bibliography of more than 2,900 peer-reviewed publications using CPRD data. 

    Read about our interventional research services 

    [Page last reviewed 4 November 2021]