The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a UK-based non-profit making initiative, established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs). These partnerships identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered questions’, about the effects of care and management that they agree are the most important. The aim of this is to help ensure that those who fund health research are aware of what really matters to both patients and clinicians. The UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR – www.nihr.ac.uk) funds the infrastructure of the JLA to oversee the processes for priority setting partnerships, based at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), University of Southampton.
For a more in-depth presentation on the James Lind Alliance from our JLA adviser Katherine Cowan: Introduction to the JLA
For more information on the James Lind Alliance and the different PSPs: James Lind Alliance