The Stroke Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) established priority areas for stroke research investment across the stroke care pathway.
The Stroke Association and James Lind Alliance (JLA) worked with the principles of equality, transparency, and using and contributing to the evidence base for the Stroke PSP. This means that:
- Everyone involved has an equal voice.
- We’re clear and open about the decisions we make and why.
- We check the existing research evidence and add to it.
The process had clear stages.
Stage 1. Set up of the Steering Group and partners that include people affected by stroke, representatives of UK stroke health care professionals and charities.
Stage 2. Unanswered questions about stroke collected through a survey. People affected by stroke, and health and social care professionals took part.
Stage 4. The most important unanswered questions were chosen from lists through a survey. People affected by stroke, and health and social care professionals took part.