In focus: JLA prioritisation exercise
The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a not-for-profit initiative which was established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to identify and prioritise the unanswered questions
about the effects of treatments that they agree are most important.
In 2014, the ICF began a 2-year process with the JLA to survey a broad range of stakeholders, including medical professionals and patients, to identify key research themes within critical care.
The 2015 JLA Award, worth £50,000, went to Dr Brenda O’Neill and Dr Bronagh Blackwood of Queen’s University Belfast, who led a UK-wide collaborative project proposal entitled ‘Getting it right: the continuing support and service needs of ICU survivors’. The project aims to improve the assessment of ICU survivor’s support needs across the continuum of care.
How we choose
Our Research Committee jointly identify and judge potential future projects to be undertaken or funded by the ICF. All of the awards granted are made through a competitive peer review process assessed by the ICS Research Committee.
Representatives from all of these organisations participated in our successful “Research Colloquium” held in September 2015 that brought researchers and funders together in a particularly informative and constructive meeting.
Our main streams of funding:
Over £24 million has been awarded so far from major grant awarding bodies, to deliver the studies described in this report. The ICF has now become the focal point to make collaborative UK Critical Care Research the norm and we have achieved a strong international profile amongst the Critical Care Fraternity.
Our research is in high demand, and we want to ensure that our vital projects have the funding they need to go ahead.
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