New research opportunities - Linked data sets

4 July 2018

The latest set of linkage data is now available for use in research studies. Set 16 linkage data is available for both CPRD GOLD, based on the Vision software system, and CPRD Aurum, based on EMIS software.

There has been an increase in the coverage periods for linked data sources, inclusion of the newly linked National Radiotherapy Dataset (RTDS) and new small area data linked to the practice postcode: Carstairs Index 2011, Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) domains and the Rural-Urban Classification (RUC).

For information about how CPRD provides routine data linkages between primary care and other health-related patient datasets please visit our Linked Data web page or contact