Priorities for Health and Care Research
A unique analysis and synthesis of information from James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships
About this work
James Lind Alliance (JLA) priority setting partnerships (PSPs) produce Top 10 lists of research priorities in a particular area of health or care, decided together by people with lived experience of the area in question, their carers and families, and professionals who provide care. In this way, PSPs help researchers and funders to understand what the key beneficiaries of their research - people with lived and professional experience - think is most important.
To date, over 130 PSPs in different areas of health and care have published Top 10 research priorities. This project aimed to facilitate new research and research funding by:
- describing the availability and nature of information published by PSPs;
- describing the characteristics of Top 10 research priorities produced by PSPs;
- identifying overarching topics or themes common to Top 10 research priorities from UK-based PSPs in different areas of health and care.
We identified 89 overarching themes, which you can explore using our interactive PDF tool below. Or read about the full findings of the project in our narrative report.
download the interactive tool
Click on the green button below to see which research topics have been repeatedly prioritised across multiple areas of health and care by service users, carers and professionals
How can this help researchers?
- Strengthen your research proposals by addressing topics of known importance to UK James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships
- Help choose or refine your research questions
- Consider who you could collaborate with (from which areas of health and care)
How can this help research funders?
- Ensure your funding calls and funding decisions are informed by the priorities of service users, carers and professionals
- Explore topics of particular interest to your organisation
Full project report
Read about all our project findings and their implications for Priority Setting Partnerships and researchers in this report.
Click here to download the report (.pdf)
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Further information and contact details
For queries and further information, or to provide feedback, please contact Dr Joanna Crocker (project lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org
This project was funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Oxford Returning Carers Fund.
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