In 2004, the James Lind Alliance was established to enable the end users of health research – patients, carers and clinicians – to propose and agree on the most important topics in need of research. Since then, ‘top ten’ research priorities have been produced by over 100 ‘Priority Setting Partnerships’ across a wide variety of health conditions, care settings and populations.
We’re working with Dr Joanna Crocker, the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and a multi-stakeholder advisory group to visualise and communicate the overarching and interconnected research themes so that researchers and patient groups can identify and focus on the issues that are most important to them. It may also highlight opportunities for collaboration between organisations who are often siloed within specific specialities, unlocking the potential for better funding and more valuable research.
This will be a deep dive into complex issues that are often communicated through text heavy documents and we’re looking forward to developing solutions that will have a real impact on the health research agenda.
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