What does CPRD stand for?
Clinical Practice Research Datalink is government research service providing anonymised healthcare records for public health research to improve drug safety, best practice and clinical guidelines
The data is currently provided by more than 1,100 GP practices but NHS England is encouraging more to sign-up.
GPs who register to provide anonmised data get in return regular free Royal College of GPs /CPRD quality improvement reports. These bespoke practice and patent level drug safety reports enable case finding and benchmarking for a range of indicators.
Local GP practices can take part via: https://www.cprd.com/joiningform/contribute/default.aspx?utm_source=Local+Healthwatch+newsletter&utm_campaign=999d41990d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_17_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f7b9fd266c-999d41990d-197392345&mc_cid=999d41990d&mc_eid=f3bc0598b3