The inflammatory bowel disease Priority-Setting Partnership

Posted 26 April 2014 in

The inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Priority-Setting Partnership (PSP) has been set up by the British Society of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Royal College of Nursing, James Lind Alliance, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, British Dietetic Association, British Society Of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology And Nutrition, Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association, Core and the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, with input from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Gastroenterology Specialty Group and NIHR Paediatrics (Non-Medicines) Specialty Group. The Partnership aims to work with people with IBD (both adults and children), their carers and clinicians to identify and decide the most important research questions for the treatment of IBD.

Why this is important?

This project is designed to find out what patients, carers and clinicians think are IBD clinical-research priorities. IBD was selected because it is a focused area that affects a wide range of people. Digestive disease is a major burden on the health and wealth of the nation and clinical research should reflect that. This exercise is intended to help influence the priority attached to gastrointestinal research and influence what research gets funded, so that patients can benefit from advances that really mean something to them.

Please access the following link to complete the survey