Vascular Research Priority Setting Partnership

Vascular disease is the collective term for diseases of the veins and arteries. Every part of the body to which blood flows can be affected by it. It’s as common as cancer and heart disease and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK, many of which are preventable.

Research is needed to inform us about prevention, to develop new techniques for early diagnosis and to develop new and more effective treatments.

The Vascular James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) has been formed to identify unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions from the perspective of patients, carers and vascular health professionals. Here at Hull York Medical School, our Vascular Research Group are managing the work of the PSP to address this.

This PSP will help funders to provide resource to the areas of research that need it most – and ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.