QResearch Advisory Board

Terms of reference/remit

  • To oversee the general working of QResearch including the handling of the data, the type of analyses undertaken and access to the database.
  • To oversee communication with and benefits back to contributing patients and practices
  • To agree and update the criteria and principles for access to the QResearch database and oversee their application.
  • To review any changes to the context of the data extracted for QResearch or changes to the terms of its use
  • To advise on policy for accessing data
  • To offer general advice on professional issues to the QResearch management team



The board represents the key stakeholders in QResearch in order to gain and retain the respect of the public, the NHS, practices and the research community. Its membership includes representatives of: 

  • The Royal College of General Practitioners
  • The British Medical Association itself and its General Practitioners Committee
  • EMIS National User Group
  • EMIS
  • Patient representation including National Association for Patient Participation
  • Chair of the Scientific Committee
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Nottingham


In order to oversee the ongoing development of QResearch we have appointed an Advisory Board as follows:

  • Mr Jon Ford - BMA representative
  • Dr Caroline Mitchell - RCGP representative
  • Mr Antony Chuter - Patient Representative
  • Dr Patricia Wilkie - Patient Representative
  • Dr Derek Stewart - Patient Representative
  • Dr Jonathan Meadows - EMIS Health
  • Dr Mike Walton - EMIS NUG representative
  • Professor Carol Coupland - University of Nottingham
  • Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox - University of Oxford 
  • Professor Rafael Perera-Salazar - Chair Scientific Committee, University of Oxford

  ​The Advisory Board In Detail


Board Papers