Background

Optimum Patient Care is a not-for-profit social enterprise with over 12 years of working to support primary care in the UK. We provide clinical review and reporting services, research support services (observational, database, clinical trials), and data services in primary care. Our clinical review service for asthma and COPD is provided at no cost to GP surgeries. We also provide respiratory review clinics depending on availability of funding and ongoing projects.

GP practices receiving our services contribute anonymised data to the OPC Research Database (OPCRD) for scientific research in chronic diseases to understand and to improve health outcomes. We provide GP practices with paid opportunities to participate in ethically approved clinical trials, and support them to undertake trials. We can also deliver bespoke datasets for research to both academic and non-academic collaborators.

OPC services are provided under strict Confidentiality and Data Protection Policies in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and NHS Information Governance Toolkit. OPCRD has been approved for research by the NHS Health Research Authority (REC ref: 15/EM/0150).