The first step in the Breast Cancer Surgery PSP will be to conduct a national survey of patients, carers, clinicians, charitable bodies and other interested parties, to identify their research priorities. These will be checked against the evidence to work out which ones remain unanswered. This will be followed with a second survey and then a workshop to prioritise the questions asked, and to help decide how research funding should be allocated. This will make sure that research is relevant to those who deal with the issues around breast cancer surgery every day.
You can find more information about the JLA and the process here