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Launch of the JLA Priority Setting Partnership on hand and wrist conditions

Hand PSP Steering Group

The Priority Setting Partnership Steering Group

Friday 18th March saw the first meeting of the Steering Group for the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership on common conditions affecting the hand and wrist, held at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Funded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), the role of the Priority Setting Partnership or PSP is to identify and prioritise unanswered research questions on common hand and wrist conditions, and identify the top ten uncertainties.

Patients, carers, clinicians, therapists and other health professionals will be surveyed to identify a list of potential uncertainties. The top 10 priorities for research will then be decided in a final workshop, with input from representatives from all interested parties.

This is a unique opportunity to identify crucial research questions in hand surgery. It will help to structure and guide hand surgery research in the UK and further afield for years to come. It will also provide compelling evidence to funding bodies of the importance of that research.

For more information please contact the JLA PSP Steering Group at jla@bssh.ac.uk.

Note: The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative which brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs). These partnerships identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered questions’, about the effects of treatments that they agree are the most important. The aim of this is to help ensure that those who fund health research are aware of what really matters to both patients and clinicians.

Posted on Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

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