Emergency Medicine Research Priorities Refresh (priority setting in association with the JLA)

In January 2017 the JLA PSP in Emergency Medicine PSP published its list of research priorities. Since then, our world and the landscape of emergency medicine have changed significantly, and some of the original priorities have been addressed through funded research studies.

Emergency Medicine is a broad, dynamic subject area and includes a variety of different medical areas such as acute medical emergencies, minor illness and injury, major trauma, acute mental health problems and the management of elderly patients with complex co-morbidities and social problems (not to mention the current challenges posed by COVID-19). Defining research priorities for such a diverse speciality and large potential patient base is a significant challenge.

After the success of the original PSP, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine wanted to refresh the Emergency Medicine priorities for the next five years to ensure that priorities are current and representative of today’s patients, carers, and clinicians. 

See news: February 2023

The Emergency Medicine refreshed Top 10 was published in October 2022.

Key documents

Emergency Medicine Research Priorities Refresh protocol

Emergency Medicine Research Priorities Refresh Steering Group terms of reference

Emergency Medicine Research Priorities Refresh question verification form