Optimum Patient Care Global (OPCG) (Global research and quality improvement programmes) 

OPCG was established in 2005 and provides a range of services to translate research into clinical practice and oversee new sustainable global data sources e.g., International Severe Asthma Register (ISAR).  OPCG works in collaboration with health care professionals and organisations across the world. OPCG consists of a team of data scientists, medical scientists, database experts and business systems experts to facilitate improvement in the diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic diseases within primary care.   

Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD) Summary 

The Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD) is a United Kingdom based real-world, longitudinal research database, which is approved by the NHS HRA Research Ethics Committee (NHS HRA REC ref: 20/EM/0148) to provide anonymised data for research purposes. OPCRD has been in operation for 13 years and currently holds de-identified data for over 19.9 million unique patients, from GP electronic health records from over 1,100 primary care practices. The current number of registered patients actively contributing data to OPCRD is 10.1 million patients, approximately 15% of the current UK population. This data is further enhanced through the collection of patient reported (questionnaire) information collected as part of the OPC quality improvement (QI) and research support services provided as a no-cost service to GP practices in the UK.  

OPCRD is also one of the fastest growing UK databases, growing at over 3 million patients per year, with a total of 15.6 million patients added in the past 5 years.