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Incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease in English primary care: a cross-sectional and follow-up study of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC)
  1. William Hinton1,
  2. Andrew McGovern1,
  3. Rachel Coyle1,
  4. Thang S Han1,2,3,
  5. Pankaj Sharma1,2,
  6. Ana Correa1,4,
  7. Filipa Ferreira1,
  8. Simon de Lusignan1,4
  1. 1 Section of Clinical Medicine & Ageing, Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  2. 2 Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK
  3. 3 Department of Endocrinology, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust, Chertsey, UK
  4. 4 Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC), London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Simon de Lusignan; s.lusignan{at}surrey.ac.uk

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  • Contributors WH led the analysis and drafting of the paper. AM and AC supported the statistical analysis of the paper. SdL led the development of the cohort, conceived the idea and contributed to the drafting of the paper. RC, TSH, PS and FF also contributed to the preparation and reviewing of the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded internally by the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Surrey.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The RCGP RSC data set can be accessed by researchers, approval is on a project-by-project basis (www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc). Ethical approval by an NHS Research Ethics Committee is needed before any data release/other appropriate approval. Researchers wishing to directly analyse the patient-level pseudonymised data will be required to complete information governance training and work on the data from the secure servers at the University of Surrey. Patient-level data cannot be taken out of the secure network. We encourage interested researchers to attend the short courses on how to analyse primary care data/RCGP RSC data offered twice a year.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors WH led the analysis and drafting of the paper. AM and AC supported the statistical analysis of the paper. SdL led the development of the cohort, conceived the idea and contributed to the drafting of the paper. RC, TSH, PS and FF also contributed to the preparation and reviewing of the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded internally by the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Surrey.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The RCGP RSC data set can be accessed by researchers, approval is on a project-by-project basis (www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc). Ethical approval by an NHS Research Ethics Committee is needed before any data release/other appropriate approval. Researchers wishing to directly analyse the patient-level pseudonymised data will be required to complete information governance training and work on the data from the secure servers at the University of Surrey. Patient-level data cannot be taken out of the secure network. We encourage interested researchers to attend the short courses on how to analyse primary care data/RCGP RSC data offered twice a year.

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