Priority setting methods and approaches 

This overview of methods for prioritisation was written several years ago to underpin development of the James Lind Alliance (JLA) approach.

The overview considers several well known approaches to prioritisation and consensus building such as Nominal Group Technique and Delphi consultations.  Each method is summarised and the ‘pros and cons’ considered.  The final part of the paper makes the case for the methods chosen for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships. Click here for a link to the full paper.