OUR STORY

We support world-class research and improving lives of patients.

Founded by Professor David Price, Optimum Patient Care (OPC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise. It has over 15 years experience in supporting quality improvement activities and research across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Australia.

OPC prides itself on building a network of over 1000 GP Practices across the UK. Working  together, we improve the care and management of patients through ethically approved research. The following services are offered at no cost to GP practices:

  • Quality improvement program to support annual re-validation (currently asthma & COPD)
  • Enhanced quality data collection (Questionnaires, improved coding)
  • Research support (database, phase IV and V trials)

OPC improves the health outcomes of patients through large scale clinical services and supporting important research which has been proven to impact clinical management and improve patient care.

OPC is supported by an extensive range of clinical experts as part of a National Steering Committee. By working closely with, a group of leading respiratory experts we can ensure that the best possible clinical service is provided.

OPC holds several large electronic medical record databases, including the International Severe Asthma Registry (www.isaregistries.org), the world’s largest database for severe asthma patients, comprising data from over 21 countries, Optimum Patient Care Research Database Australia (www.optimumpatientcare.org.au/opcrda) and the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (www.opcrd.co.uk).

The Optimum Patient Care Research Database is a real-world, longitudinal research database, to provide anonymised data for research purposes. It currently holds de-identified data for over 15 million patients and is a high-quality data source used regularly in clinical, epidemiological, and pharmaceutical research.