Optimum Patient Care (OPC) has over 12 years of experience supporting primary care in the United Kingdom (UK). OPC provides clinical review and reporting services, research support services (observational, database, clinical trials), data services and educational activities in practical disease management to health care professionals located within over 600 general practices across the UK.

Some key facts about OPC:

  • Founded in 2006 in the United Kingdom by Professor David Price as a social enterprise
  • Guided by the leading clinical and academic experts
  • Supporting more than 650 practices across the United Kingdom
  • One of the biggest primary care research networks in the world

OPC’s focus is helping primary health practitioners improve the care and management of patients with chronic medical conditions, in particular Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. OPC offers a unique review service to general practices in the UK, including individually tailored practice reports providing a breakdown of patient demographics, current treatments and diagnoses.

Led by internationally recognised experts in all areas of respiratory medicine, OPC provides support to GP surgeries, focusing on:

  • Patient assessment and review
  • Patient self-management
  • Improvements in primary care

OPC has extensive experience in conducting real-life research. General practices collaborating with OPC contribute anonymised data to the OPC Research Database (OPCRD) to enable scientific research to better understand chronic diseases and improve health outcomes. The OPCRD has contributed to over 40 research publications to date.

OPC offers general practices opportunities to participate within paid, ethically-approved research studies and provides a range of paid services for specialised audits, targeted research and educational activities. OPC also collaborates with pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions to facilitate, ethically approved, non-interventional clinical studies.

Following the success of OPC UK, OPC Australia was inspired and founded in 2017 with similar objectives.