CPRD literature for Patients and Data Suppliers

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Dear Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. Please send me copies of all literature prepared by the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) intended for patients whose data may be sent to CPRD.

2. Please supply me with all literature prepared by CPRD for distribution to Data Suppliers regarding the confidentiality of any information supplied to CPRD.

3. If CPRD has prepared any posters or leaflets intended to be posted in GP waiting rooms or distributed by Data Suppliers to patients, please send me electronic copies.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Watson

MHRA Customer Services, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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Our Ref: FOI 12/321

Dear Andrew Watson,


Thank you for your enquiry which we received on 10th August.

I confirm that your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act and you should receive a reply within 20 working days from our date of receipt.

If you need to contact us again about this request, please quote the reference number above.

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Ford, Jon, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

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From: Ford, Jon
Sent: 10 September 2012 16:33
To: '[email address]'
Subject: FW: FOI 12/321 - Freedom of Information request - CPRD literature for Patients and Data Suppliers

Ref No: 12/321

Dear Mr Watson

Thank you for your email of 10 August 2012 in which you requested information about information to patients and data suppliers relating to CPRD.

The CPRD is a new programme, initiated on 29 March 2012. Documents relating to data suppliers and patients are still under review and have not been finalised. However, CPRD has been developed building on the knowledge and research activities of GPRD, the General Practice Research Database. GPRD has been in existence since 1987, and held on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health since 1994. I am happy to enclose the confidentiality and patient leaflets which have been used by GPRD for the last few years. Note that the Confidentiality Guidelines document contains, at page 2, an exact reproduction of a document supplied as a poster to practices contributing data.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

Most documents supplied by MHRA will have been produced within government and will be Crown Copyright. For information about re-using Crown Copyright see the Office of Public Sector Information website at www.opsi.gov.uk. The copyright in some documents may rest with a third party. For information about obtaining permission from a third party see the Intellectual Property Office's website at www.ipo.gov.uk. For details on MHRA's copyright policy please visit:

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Yours sincerely,

Jon Ford
CPRD Head of Operations
020 3080 6581
151 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9SZ

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