Patient focused intensive care research project
ICUsteps is working with the Intensive Care Foundation, the James Lind Alliance, health care professionals and patient representatives to form the James Lind Alliance Intensive Care Research Priority Setting Partnership Steering Group. This new project aims to ensure that research prioritises the issues which matter most to critical care patients and their relatives.
It is crucial that intensive care research answers the questions that matter most to people who have been critically ill, their friends and relatives, and the health professionals who care for them.
Hundreds of suggestions for research have been received from patients, families and staff. These now need to be prioritised in order to find the ‘top 10’ research priorities in intensive care.
This project is likely to shape subsequent direction for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding into intensive care research and Intensive Care Foundation awards. Please take the time to participate, share this information with others and encourage them to take part as well.