CPRD GOLD SGSS January 2022

Release date

Citation: Clinical Practice Research Datalink. (2022). CPRD GOLD SGSS January 2022 (Version 2022.01.001) [Data set]. Clinical Practice Research Datalink. https://doi.org/10.48329/NK4J-1P27


Second Generation Surveillance System (SGSS) is the national laboratory reporting system used in England to capture routine laboratory data on infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The SARS-CoV-2 testing started in UK laboratories on 24/02/2020, with the SGSS data reflecting testing (swab samples, PCR test method) offered to those in hospital and NHS key workers (i.e. Pillar 1). The CPRD-SGSS linked data currently contain positive tests results only.

Access to linked SGSS data is subject to prior protocol approval. This dataset is not covered by existing licences, and data can only be released to organisations within the UK/EU/EEA. Further information is available at https://www.cprd.com/linked-data

Coverage from 01/03/2020 to 23/02/2021.


Number of unique patients = 378,135.


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