The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative bringing patients, carers and clinicians together in JLA Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs). The JLA PSPs identify and prioritise unanswered questions or evidence uncertainties that they agree are the most important, so that health research funders are aware of the issues that matter most to the people who need to use the research in their everyday lives.
The James Lind Alliance
The JLA PSPs
PSPs work to identify which uncertainties really matter and where research would make the most difference.
The Top 10s
What are the top priorities for future research, agreed by patients, carers and health and care professionals working with PSPs?
Making a Difference
JLA PSPs have the potential to impact on the people who take part in them, the profile of the areas they set priorities in, and of course the research that is funded.
14th March 2023. Ever wondered what it takes to be a PSP coordinator? Read Anna Norton's insightful blog reflecting on her role as PSP coordinator for the UK Epilepsy PSP.
"...my biggest learning has been the importance of public and patient involvement (PPI) in research. The meaningful involvement of people affected by and working in epilepsy through the UK Epilepsy PSP and rigorous JLA process has determined the top research priorities for epilepsy."
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More than a Top 10
The More than a Top 10 report discusses the types of impact that JLA PSPs have and lessons learnt around maximising the value of the agreed priorities. An Executive Summary is also available.
The JLA Coordinating Team is funded by the NIHR. Read our relationship statement.