Hopefully you saw our post on the James Lind Alliance earlier this year. In brief the JLA is working together with researchers, the public and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine to set research priorities for our speciality. The eventual output will be a series of research topics that are likely to be looked on favourably by research organisations (and the people who fund them).
Have a listen to the short podcast on JLA recorded this week.
We need you to get involved!
- Submit your suggested research question or topic now! We want to hear from everyone and gather as many ideas as possible. Submit your suggestion 30 Sept 2015 – 31 Jan 2016. This is the most important responsibility for you and everyone else involved in emergency care. Without great questions we will not have much to work on so itis absolutely vital that we hear from everyone. Social media is one route to this engagement but please get out there and speak to your colleagues, your patients and any local interest groups that might have a great research question for emergency medicine.
- Download the flyer to display in your ED
- Follow the team on Twitter at @JLAEMPSP
- We need volunteers to act as Local Champions across all relevant stakeholder groups: clinicians of all levels (including doctors and nurses), patients and carers. If you’re interested in becoming a Local Champion for this project, please contact Jason Smith. Local Champion applicants – it would be helpful if you could explain in a short statement why you think you would be suitable.
We particularly want to hear from people with the following skills and/or experiences.
- Allied health professionals who work in emergency departments
- Clinicians of all levels
- Data analysts
- Devolved nation representatives
- Experience of patient involvement in research
- Nurses who work in emergency departments
- Patients and lay representatives
- Systematic reviewers
What if I don’t work in an emergency department, or don’t live in the UK?
It does not matter. If you have a great idea or question let us know. If a question is important and relevant we will use it in the priority setting exercise.
So what should you do right now?
Get interested, get involved, get others involved and share your ideas. Together we will make a real difference For more information on the JLA please visit www.jla.nihr.ac.uk. You can follow the JLA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lindalliance and there is a specific twitter account for the emergency medicine group
- The PSP for Emergency Medicine has its own Twitter account please follow it for updates
- Hijack your journal club, consultant meeting, trainee meeting, team meeting, Christmas dinner – ANYTHING – to talk about research priorities and get some questions submitted.
- Read more about the JLA on Wikipedia
- The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has links and more information on their website too CEM page on the JLA PSP
- AND DON’T FORGET Submit your research questions online (and encourage others to do so too). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLAEMPSP
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