At a Medicine and Me meeting on Asthma at the Royal Society of Medicine in August 2004, Professor Sir Stephen Holgate and Philippa Major (then Assistant Research Director of Asthma UK) expressed enthusiasm to Dr John Scadding (co-convener of the James Lind Alliance) about establishing a James Lind Alliance (JLA) Working Partnership in Asthma.

Plans were drawn up to populate the UK Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (UK DUETs) with asthma treatment uncertainties, and then develop methods for prioritising these uncertainties into a shortlist of 20 – 30. The final step would be a workshop at which members of Asthma UK and the British Thoracic Society would agree their top ten shared priorities from the short list.

See news from this PSP: December 2017

The Asthma PSP Top 10 was published in March 2007. 

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