Who We Are

The Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD) is established and maintained by Optimum Patient Care (OPC), a UK based social enterprise.

Some key facts about OPC:

  • Founded in 2008 by Professor David Price as a social enterprise
  • Guided by the leading clinical and academic experts
  • Supporting more than 650 practices across the United Kingdom
  • One of the biggest primary care research networks in the world

The anonymous electronic medical records and patient questionnaires collected within OPCRD provide an essential source of real world data to promote evidence based research and quality improvement.

In less than a decade since its establishment, OPC has grown to become a global leader in the provision of technologically enhanced health care data and clinical research services.

Real-World Big Data

OPCRD is proud to have supported more than 50 research publications in disease management, therapy and science. These publications have covered a range of research questions such as the first database assessment of Blood eosinophil count and prospective annual asthma disease burden published in the renowned Lancet Respiratory Medical Journal.

Unique Resource

The OPC brand offers a unique opportunity to deliver clinical research and services that make a difference to patient care and clinical practice.

OPC is part of a collaborative group of affiliated companies which fall under the OPC brand consisting:

  • Optimum Patient Care Ltd (OPC UK)
  • Optimum Patient Care Australia Pty Ltd (OPC AU)
  • Optimum Patient Care Global Ltd (OPC Global)
  • Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute Pte Ltd (OPRI)

OPC is affiliated with the Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute Pte Ltd (OPRI) through which scientific expertise from senior epidemiologists, clinical experts, data analysts, statisticians and medical writers (with over 10 years of experience using OPCRD) provide a one stop shop for all your research requirements.

By conducting research using OPCRD, we can provide a unique opportunity to disseminate research back to healthcare practitioners via our social enterprise organisations (OPC UK and OPC AU) and their educational services.

Social Responsibility

As part of our commitment to social responsibility, we offer our support for publicly important research initiatives on a pro bono basis. Our academic and charitable contributions include exclusive data access agreements with academic research groups.

Leveraging on the wealth of clinical data stored in OPCRD, our partners such as Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG) and others, conduct research and provide recommendations helping to improve the quality of healthcare, cure diseases and save lives.