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Help us to make sure we get maximum impact from the priorities

The group deciding on the priorities

The 65 priorities tell us what is important to patients, carers and physiotherapists.  They are broad topics that apply to all areas of physiotherapy.

We need all types of research to build an evidence base for each of the priorities

Initially I did not like the way the questions were worded as I found them too vague but I came to realise that as we were setting priorities for the whole of the physiotherapy profession within all settings and conditions that you could not have condition specific priorities. This way the priorities were relevant to all of physiotherapy no matter what area.

Suzanne McIlroy, Workshop participant

Whether you are a novice researcher wanting to do a small pilot study or evaluation, a student thinking about your research dissertation, or a full time researcher look for a priority that is relevant to your area of expertise or interest.   

Applying for funding – increase your chance of success!

If you are applying for research project or training funding, highlight how your research question relates to a James Lind Alliance Physiotherapy Priority. 

Funders want to support research that is important to the users of research and priorities set by patients, carers and clinicians stand out from the crowd!  

Look at the webpages of the funding organisation you are applying to and find out what their priorities are.  Demonstrate how your James Lind Alliance Physiotherapy Priority is relevant to their priorities

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The top ten priorities are good, but in my opinion, eleven to twenty five can't be ignored either.

An important one for me has to be number eight, though not so much as an approach, but more as encouragement to self-manage, and how important it is to go beyond physio and find ways that can be enjoyable rather than a chore. These can be cheap enough and affordable if pointed in the right direction.

Garry Behnke, Workshop participant
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