Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

The UK is the only country in the world where health and lifestyle data has been recorded for every person registered with the health service, from birth to death, since the 1940s. This amounts to a wealth of data that researchers can learn from to help save lives.The data already makes a vital contribution to research through providing statistics about illness in the UK.

The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is the English NHS observational data and interventional research service. CPRD services are designed to maximise the way anonymised NHS clinical data can be linked to enable many types of research. These include observational studies that look at the records of large numbers of people to see if there are any links between lifestyle, diet, family history and particular illnesses to help identify suitable individuals to take part in clinical trials at a specific study site.

Full details on the pricing structure can be found on the CPRD website.