Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research Group

The Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Group is a dynamic and dedicated team of researchers, SQL developers, statisticians and practice liaison officers who work with the Oxford-Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) to monitor and report on the incidence of common illnesses in the community. We extract and aggregate data from primary care computer systems and other parts of the health system for cross-sectional, cohort and case-control studies.

The research group is a part of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and led by Prof Simon de Lusignan.  We are committed to the bottom-up professionally led use of routine data for the benefit of patients, practitioners, and wider society.  Our Trusted Research Environment ORCHID welcomes research opportunities

Weekly communicable and respiratory disease report
Download our disease surveillance reports published bi-weekly.
Weekly Reports (via RCGP)
COVID-19 Observatory


We are working closely with Public Health England (PHE) and other national bodies to closely monitor the situation with COVID-19 in England

COVID-19 page
Workload Observatory

Reporting on trends in activity across nationally representative network of general practices.

Workload Observatory
No of registered practices
No of registered patients
>0 Million
Our address:

Eagle House,
7 Walton Well Road,

Phone : +44 (0)1865 289 344

Email: simon.delusignanpa@phc.ox.ac.uk

Practice enquiries: practiceenquiries@phc.ox.ac.uk 

ORCHID Registration: orchid-reg@phc.ox.ac.uk