Example documents from prioritisation processes

Example documents from prioritisation processes
Example documents from prioritisation processes

This page contains some examples of documents from previous Cochrane priority setting processes or from external organisations. We hope these provide some guidance and ideas for different steps in the prioritisation process but they will need to be altered in the context of your situation.

If you have examples that you could share that you think might help others, then please contact Karen Head (khead@cochrane.org) to submit them.


Developing a prioritisation plan

The Cochrane Priority Setting Guidance Note provides guidance for the minimum requirements of a priority setting process.

•  Draft Priority setting plan from Cochrane Consumers and Communication.
•  Priority setting plan from Cochrane Oral Health.
•  Priority setting plan from Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care.
•  Timeline and project plan from the James Lind Alliance prioritisation guidebook. This might help think about some of the tasks required during prioritisation.


Publishing the intention to complete priority setting

Publishing the intention to complete a priority setting plan can be completed by advertising through the:

•  Individual Group or Network website; examples from Cochrane Epilepsy, Cochrane Heart and Cochrane Oral Health.

Engaging with stakeholders

Including stakeholders in the priority setting process is a mandatory requirement for including a topic on the priority review list.

The Partnership guidance for Cochrane groups provides to tools to help think about which stakeholder partnerships might be useful to develop.


Choosing a method

The methods use will depending on your plan. Methods include but are not limited to, workshops, surveys, consensus processes etc.

Priority setting workshops

Before the workshop
•  Workshop invite from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
•  Participant pre-workshop information sent to all participants from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
•  Participant pre-workshop reading from Cochrane Consumers and Communication
 
During the workshop
•  Workshop programme from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
•  Workshop programme from Cochrane Consumers and Communication
 
For workshop facilitators
•  Workshop detailed plan from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
•  Points to help the workshop discussion from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
•  Workshop facilitator guide from Cochrane Consumers and Communication
 

Online surveys

•  Online Survey Monkey survey for generating topics from Cochrane Consumers and Communication
•  If the survey is open to all, you can send it to contact Muriah Umoquit (mumoquit@cochrane.org) who will add it to the monthly survey round up.
• Consensus process round 1: Online Survey for generating topic areas from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction
• Consensus process round 2: Online Survey for prioritising topic areas from Cochrane Tobacco Addiction

Writing up the process

Documenting the methods and results of the priority setting process is important for transparency and to let stakeholders know the outcomes of the process.

Writing up an internal report or for the website

 

Writing up for publication