Priority Setting Partnerships bring patients, carers and clinicians together in specific conditions to identify and prioritise the top 10 'unanswered questions', about the effects of treatments that they agree are most important. The top 10 'unanswered questions' are then perceived as a priority for research. 

In 2012, the BACD Strategic Research Group ran a Childhood Disability Research PSP, in conjunction with the James Lind Alliance, focusing on ‘neurodisability’. The aim of the PSP was to identify the unanswered questions about the effectiveness of interventions for children and young people affected by neurodisability from patient, parent carer, and clinical perspectives. 


Current Priority Setting Partnerships

Creating a new research agenda for occupational therapists Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Developmental Language Disorders Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy


Completed Priority Setting Partnerships

Childhood Disability British Academy of Childhood Disability

Dysphagia Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy

Learning Disabilities Royal College of Speech & Language Therapy

Learning Difficulties (Scotland) Salveson Mindroom Centre and University of Edinburgh

Mental Health in Children and Young People McPin Foundation

Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada) Ontario Brain Institute

Paediatric Lower Limb Surgery British Society for Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS), British Orthopaedic Association and Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

Scoliosis Management Scoliosis Association (UK), British Scoliosis Research Foundation, NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, NIHR Oxford Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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