The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit-making initiative, established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs), the aim of which is to identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered questions’, about the effects of treatments and interventions in different health conditions, topics or settings.
The JLA believes that addressing uncertainties about the effects of treatments or interventions should become accepted as a much more routine part of clinical practice, and patients, carers and clinicians should work together to agree which, among those uncertainties, matter most and thus deserve priority attention.
The JLA is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is coordinated through the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC). To find out more about current and past PSPs, please visit www.jla.nihr.ac.uk.