James Lind Partnership in EM update. St Emlyn’s

Just tell me what I need to do!

OK! Follow this link: JLA PSP Refresh Prioritisation Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk) or use this QR code.

Tell me more about this James Lind thing.

Just a quick reminder that we are currently in the process of updating the research priorities for emergency medicine in the UK. This is done through the James Lind Alliance, and it’s an incredibly powerful process. You may remember that we did this several years ago as a collaboration between NIHR, RCEM and with the support of third parties such as ourselves. The project had a huge impact as many of the higher scoring priorities have now been funded.

You can see the previous top 10 below.

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In fact, so many of the original projects have been funded that we need to do it all again, and once again we need your help. The links below will take you through to the scoring process that will help us prioritise questions that are really relevant to our patients, our staff and our health economies.

You can listen to Prof Jason Smith talk about the original JLA on the link below.

What do we need you to do?

Follow the link below and help us score the latest questions.

JLA PSP Refresh Prioritisation Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)

What about Prehospital care?

The PHEM trainees group (PHOTON) have been conducting a Delphi process to determine priorities for prehospital research. It’s not quite the same as the James Lind Process but it’s already produced a list of really interesting projects that we hope to see in print soon.


What about Major Trauma?

There is a concomitant Major Trauma James Lind process which you can follow here. https://www.traumamic.nihr.ac.uk/james-lind-alliance-major-trauma-priority-setting-partnership/


So the bottom line is that this is a really useful project which will significantly impact EM research for the next 5-10 years. We really need your support and wisdom, so do please follow the survey link and complete the (short) questionnaire).



QR link for the survey


  1. Simon Carley, “Here’s the top 10 (and more) research priorities in EM. James Lind & St.Emlyn’s,” in St.Emlyn’s, January 23, 2017, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/heres-the-top-10-and-more-research-priorities-in-em-james-lind-st-emlyns/.
  2. Smith J, Keating L, Flowerdew L on behalf of the JLA EM PSP Steering Group, et al An Emergency Medicine Research Priority Setting Partnership to establish the top 10 research priorities in emergency medicine Emergency Medicine Journal 2017;34:454-456.
  3. James Lind Alliance Emergency Medicine website https://www.jla.nihr.ac.uk/priority-setting-partnerships/emergency-medicine/
  4. Simon Carley, “James Lind research priority setting. St Emlyn’s,” in St.Emlyn’s, February 4, 2022, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/james-lind-research-priority-setting-st-emlyns/.

Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "James Lind Partnership in EM update. St Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, July 22, 2022, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/james-lind-partnership-in-em-update-st-emlyns/.

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