Health Records data
Health Records Data brings together patient data from large scale research studies and clinical practice.
Health Records Data is made up of anonymised patient medical records pulled automatically from electronic health records systems compiled into various databases. Some Health Records databases are nationwide, containing information collected over the entire country. They contain, for example, primary care electronic health records from GP systems, data from hospital activity, data about tests used in the NHS, and data about death and cancer diagnosis registrations. Health Records Data facilitate large scale longitudinal research studies that may not be possible to conduct prospectively on millions of UK patients. Health Records Data can improve precision of evidence in health care. We work with other groups in the university, like the Big Data Institute and the Department of Engineering, on Health Records research.