Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Predicting cardiovascular risk in England and Wales: prospective derivation and validation of QRISK2

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1475

Rapid Response:

Publication of the QRISK2 algorithm and release of software for academics

Readers might wish to link to the site where the QRISK2 algorithm has been published

Also software which applies the QRISK2 algorithm is now available both under academic and commercial license from

Julia Hippisley-Cox

Competing interests: Julia Hippisley-Cox is the lead author of the QRISK2 paper. She is director of Qresearch (database used to develop QRISK2) and ClinRisk Ltd (medical software company which develops software to implement algorithms reliably for further research and also clinical use. She works closely with EMIS (main supplier of GP clinical systems in the UK)which is currently implementing QRISK2 software within its system and also making it widely available to academic and commercial organisations.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 February 2009
Julia Hippisley-Cox
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
University of Nottingham