News

New paper

For this recently published paper, researchers from the CPRD team looked at the completeness of socio-economic status (SES) data linked with the CPRD.

Area-level SES is not just a health determinant but is useful in healthcare research for applications such as planning and targeting of health and social care services and addressing and lowering health inequalities.

This paper provides further understanding of the completeness, usability, limitations and representativeness of the CPRD-linked SES data offerings. This will help to inform choice of data sources, interpretation of results, and translation of those results into public health improvements for patients.

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Linked data requests on eRAP

From Wednesday 20 April 2022, all requests for linked data from organisations that hold a CPRD Multi-Study Licence should be submitted on the CPRD electronic Research Applications Portal (eRAP).

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Changes to the look of our website

We have made some small changes to the look of our website, CPRD.com.

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COVID-19 feasibility counts with vaccination events

Feasibility counts to support COVID-19 research are available on our Data highlights web page. The information is updated monthly and now includes feasibility counts for COVID-19 vaccination recording.

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Linked data update

The latest update of priority linked data to support COVID-19 research is now available and includes Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) data on COVID-19 intensive care admissions.

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Latest data from CPRD

The latest versions of the CPRD GOLD and CPRD Aurum databases are now available.

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Linked data update

The latest set of linkage data is now available for use in research studies.

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New Research Data Governance process

The data governance framework for CPRD, underpinned by the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), has evolved over time since it was last reviewed in 2006. Since then, the external information governance environment, public views on data sharing and the volumes of data and requests to access these data held by CPRD have changed substantially.

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Latest linked datasets

The latest set of linkage data is now available for use in research studies.

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Lay member vacancies

We are seeking members of the public to join the committees that provide advice relating to access to CPRD data.

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