CPRD Aurum Small Area data (practice) January 2022

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Citation: Clinical Practice Research Datalink. (2022). CPRD Aurum Small Area data (practice) January 2022 (Version 2022.01.001) [Data set]. Clinical Practice Research Datalink. https://doi.org/10.48329/3SAW-RZ63


The general practice postcode linkages are available for all practices in CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum and use the general practice postcode which is linked via LSOA, SOA in Northern Ireland and datazone (DZ) in Scotland. The general practice postcode linkage includes several well-known area-based measures of deprivation, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation, Townsend Deprivation Index and Carstairs Index, and Rural-Urban Clasification, which are available at the LSOA level for linkage to CPRD primary care data through the practice postcode.

Access is provided by CPRD subject to protocol approval. Further information is available at https://www.cprd.com/linked-data.


Total number of practices (current and historic) included in the CPRD Aurum Jan 2022 database = 1,489.


Please contact enquiries@cprd.com for further information or if you have any questions.