This group is made up of patients, clinicians and allied health professionals – different types of people involved with care and treatment of people with vascular conditions. They provide oversight, guidance and help make decisions about the scope of the PSP.
You can see who is involved on our People page.
We created a survey inviting anyone with a vascular condition, their carers or family to take part. We asked them to submit questions they would like research to answer.
The term vascular covers such a broad range of conditions, we established Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to help support and promote the project in these areas, ensuring different types of vascular condition are fairly represented throughout this process.
Thank you to all those vascular patients, carers and family members who submitted almost 600 research questions, topics and comments during the first round of survey!
With oversight from the Steering Group and the SIGs, we have been sorting through all the responses from the first round of survey. We have been working hard to look at these questions carefully, to see what might already be answered by existing research and created summary questions that are now being prioritised in round 2 of the survey.
We created a second survey and asked service users and carers to vote on the most important research questions. This reduces the remaining long list of summary questions to a shorter list to be discussed at future SIG workshops.