Service Organisation Special Interest Group

Top 10 research Priorities

1. How can regional vascular services best be organised and delivered to provide the best outcomes and experience for vascular patients?

2. What can be done to ensure that GPs and other healthcare staff have a better understanding of vascular disease?

3. What can be done to make sure that people with vascular problems get to see the most appropriate professionals as quickly as possible?

4. What is the best way to help people with lifestyle changes such as diet, smoking cessation, and exercise?

5. How can awareness of vascular disease be improved amongst people with vascular symptoms and the general public?

6. What can be done to improve communication between healthcare professionals and people with vascular disease?

7. What can be done to make sure that everyone involved in treating vascular patients communicates better with each other?

8. How should new and emerging technologies be introduced and evaluated?

9. What can be done to ensure that everyone gets fair and equal access to the best vascular treatment, regardless of individual characteristics?

10. How can better treatments be developed for vascular conditions that do not require major operations?


The process of developing these 10 reserch priorities is outlined in an open-access peer reviewed paper published in the Journal of the Vascular Societies of Great Britain and Ireland:

Long J, Gronlund T, Michaels J, on behalf of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Service Special Interest Group. Research priorities for vascular services: results of the UK Vascular James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Process. J.Vasc.Soc.G.B.Irel. 2022;2(1):33-40. 

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