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About the project

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent survey. We're now analysing these results ahead of the next stage of the project.

What are we doing?

File 205567Anyone with an injury, illness, condition or disability should have the chance to achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.

The James Lind Alliance is helping us carry out a Priority Setting Partnership. This is a way of working with researchers and the public to decide the priorities for physiotherapy research.

In the first stage of the priority-setting process, we invited anyone with experience of physiotherapy in the UK to tell us what questions need answering.

That way we aimed to make sure future research would focus on the most urgent needs of patients and promote health and wellbeing.

Initial research questions survey

We asked you to think about your experiences and understanding of physiotherapy and how it is delivered - and then tell us your thoughts.

We wanted questions that, if researched, could make a real difference to people receiving physiotherapy. These could be about any type of physiotherapy service for any injury, illness, condition or disability, for people of any age.

We asked questions about four different aspects of physiotherapy:

  • physiotherapy to help people recover
  • physiotherapy to help people to manage their condition(s) themselves
  • physiotherapy to help people improve their health and prevent disease and injury
  • how physiotherapy services are accessed and delivered.

Reviewing survey responses

We are now checking your questions against the evidence base and categorising those not yet answered into a long list of research ideas.

Prioritisation survey

We'll ask patients, carers and physiotherapists to choose which research ideas from the long list are most important. We'll then present these at a workshop to finalise the top physiotherapy research priorities for implementation.

What will happen with your information?

We'll publish your questions anonymously on our websites. They may also be featured in reports and research papers. Your name or your organisation's name won't be published and no one will be able to identify you: your personal details will remain confidential.


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