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QRESEARCH specialises in research & analyses
using primary care electronic health data
QResearch Project Summaries

All the results of projects done using the QResearch Database are published once the results are ready. You can click here to see the list QResearch publications​.  

You can find out more about current and ongoing projects on this page. We will add more projects over time.
  • Antidepressants are widely used medicines to help alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety and also chronic pain. QResearch is being used to look at their safety in some detail. To read about the Antidepressant Study led by Professor Carol Coupland from the University of Nottingham please click here​.
  • We are looking at whether a particular group of medicines, known as anticholinergic drugs, may affect risk of dementia. For more detail see here​

  • Millions of women are prescribed the oral contraceptive pill worldwide. You can find out the results of our research looking at the safety of the Pill which has been associated with blood clots here​
  • ​Novel anticoagulants are being used more often to reduce the risk of having a stroke by 'thinning the blood'. You can read about the project to look at the risks and benefits of these new medicines here​.
  • ​Dr Robson and colleagues from Queen Mary's, Edinburgh and Nottingham Universities are evaluating the NHS Health Checks Programme. You can find out more he​re​.
  • ​We are doing a study to look at risk of cancer in patients taking diabetes medicines. You can find out the aims of this work and how we are doing it here.
  • Dr Daniel Kotz is leading a study on the safety of antismoking treatments. You can find out more here​
  • We have developed the QRISK2 algorithm to predict risk of cardiovascular disease. See here.
  • Dr William Brackenbury has been investigating the relationship between medicines to treat epilepsy (anticonvulsants) and cancer which has spread (metastasis). See here​

  • We have developed the Qfracture algorithm to predict risk of osteoporotic fracture. See here​.
  • We have developed QDiabetes algorithm to predict risk of type 2 diabetes . See here​.
  • We have developed the QKidney algorithm to predict risk of moderate or severe kidney disease . See here​.
  • We have developed the QStroke algorithm to predict risk of ischaemic stroke . See here​.
  • We have developed the QThrombosis algorithm to predict risk of venous thromboembolism. See here.
  • We have developed the QAdmissions algorithm to predict risk of emergency admission. See here.
  • We have developed the QStatin algorithm to predict risk of cataract, myopathy (muscle problems), acute kidney failure and liver problems. See here​.​
  • We have developed the QCancer algorithms to predict risk of current and future cancers. See here​
  • We have developed and validated tools to predict risk of complications in patients with diabetes. See here​. 
  • We are undertaking a study to look at factors which explain and predict variations in survival for patients with cancer. See here
  • We have compared QResearch with CPRD and validated a collection of risk prediction algorithms using both databases and you can find out more here​. ​


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