Director of Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

Dr Janet Valentine

Dr Janet Valentine

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Biography

Janet joined the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in January 2015, having been Head of Population Health and Informatics at the Medical Research Council (MRC) since 2008. During her time at the MRC, Janet was responsible for strategy development and delivery of large multi-stakeholder initiatives in ageing, population health sciences and health informatics research.

Prior to that, Janet was the Deputy Chief Executive at UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), a body that brings together the key organisations that shape clinical research in the UK including research funders, UK health departments, the NHS, industry, regulators and patients. Janet’s scientific background is in cancer research and she has worked at the National Cancer Research Institute, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Director of Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)

CPRD is a government research service, supported by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

CPRD has been collecting anonymised patient data from GP practices across the UK for over 30 years, and making it available for public health research, leading to improvements in drug safety, best practice and clinical guidelines.