QResearch is a database of anonymised health records of over 35 million patients being utilised to answer urgent questions about COVID-19 and inform the response to the pandemic. GP data from EMIS is linked to cancer, death, hospital, intensive care, and COVID-19 data from Public Health England, NHS Digital, and ICNARC.
QResearch is currently working on a number of projects to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic looking at; predicting the risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine uptake and safety, the association between COVID-19, ethnicity, and mortality, the impact of COVID-19 on the cancer diagnosis, obesity and smoking in relation to COVID-19 severity, and the economic costs of COVID-19 to healthcare.
Establishing new data linkages that can be used now and in future research
Funding from many sources, including to accelerate the use of data against COVID-19
A risk prediction algorithm used to develop COVID-19 shielding and vaccination priority lists
Publications in journals, including: Lancet Infectious Diseases, Heart, Lancet Digital Health, BMJ, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, JAMA Pediatrics, BMJ Open, Annals of Family Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine
QResearch Chief Investigator: Julia Hippisley-Cox
PA to Julia Hippisley-Cox: Claire Meadows