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Identifying priorities for elective orthopaedic surgery research

Published on 08 March 2018

We've partnered with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) to identify priorities for elective orthopaedic research, and would like your help.

  • Do you perform elective orthopaedic surgery?
  • Do you help care for patients receiving elective orthopaedic surgery?
  • Have you and your colleagues been unsure about the best treatment option for a patient?
  • Are there evidence gaps or uncertainties in your specialty?
  • Are you a patient/relative of someone who has had surgery?
  • Are you a decision maker involved in delivering a service?
  • Do you have an important question that might be answered by research?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please help us with our priority setting exercise by completing a short survey.

This project aims to build on the work done by the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships and other priority setting activities.

All suggestions received will be reviewed to identify those most important to the orthopaedic surgery community, and the highest ranked will inform future calls for research from NIHR.

The survey will close on Friday 30 March 2018, so please submit your responses by this date.

If you would prefer to contact the team directly, please email

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