PSPs bring patients, carers and health care professionals together to agree which are the most important treatment uncertainties affecting their particular interest, in order to influence the prioritisation of future research in that area – in this case- problematic knee replacements.
The aim of the Revision Knee Replacement PSP is to identify the uncertainties about the assessment, management or rehabilitation of patients with problematic knee replacements, from patient and clinical perspectives.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the infrastructure of the James Lind Alliance (JLA) to oversee the processes for Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs). PSPs help patients, carers and health professionals work together to prioritise future research to improve patient care and outcomes.
The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) represents the knee surgeons within Britain. It brings together knee surgeons with the single aim of improving their patient's care. The Association provides a forum for research, education and advises on healthcare management for all aspects of knee surgery.