Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
What is CPRD?
The CPRD is a government service providing access to anonymised NHS primary and secondary care records for public health research
It covers approx. 8% of the United Kingdom population and recruits a number of additional GP practices each year
It is funded by the NHS National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
- It can be linked to other datasets such as the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mortality information, the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) and cancer registries