Priority-setting exercise in faecal incontinence: December 2020 update

In August 2020,  we shared information about a priority setting exercise we were planning for research on faecal incontinence. This was to help us understand what areas of treatment and management are most important to people and inform which systematic reviews we undertake.

We are thrilled to let you know we have successfully completed all three stages of this work and are in the process of writing a report based on our findings. Before this, we wanted to provide you with an update.

An incredible 68 people from around the world suggested 268 potential priority areas. We categorised their suggestions and mapped them alongside 115 identified systematic reviews and 130 clinical trials, highlighting any research gaps leading to unmet need.

Following this stage, 21 people joined us for a workshop held on 17 November 2020. Here, we discussed, refined and ranked the key priority areas previously identified. The people who attended the workshop provided a tremendous amount of valuable information on a broad range of topics.

We want to say a huge thank you to all the participants for sharing their insights - we hope you enjoy reading the final results soon!