TPP works with UK Biobank for Covid-19 research

14 Apr 2020

TPP is delighted to announce that it is working with UK Biobank to make GP data available for scientists takling the Covid-19 pandemic. TPP has already supplied primary care data and this will be refreshed throughout the Covid-19 crisis. This will then be linked to Hospital Episodes (HES) and intensive care (ICNARC) data for the 500,000 participants.

The cohort is made up of UK participants and this healthcare data will be used alongside genetic and lifestyle information already available to UK Biobank.

The full press release can be read here and a BBC article also went out covering the story