How long does it take to run a PSP?

The time taken to run a PSP will vary depending on scope and resources. Typically, the process will take 12 - 18 months to complete.  One factor in this is the time it takes to achieve meaningful engagement with patient, carer and clinician communities.  It is also likely that no one person working on the PSP will be doing so full time with no other commitments to work around.  Speed and volume of response to the survey will also impact on the timetable.  An example timetable template is in the Templates and useful documents section and a completed timetable from the Alcohol-Related Liver Disease PSP can be seen in the Key Documents for that PSP.

Of course, following up on the research areas prioritised by a PSP with research funders and tracking what happens to research in the PSP area will be ongoing.