What question will it answer; how will it benefit patients?
What is already known; what will the project add. Include existing references and guidelines if applicable
What do you want the project to achieve? E.g. To improve the care of people undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy. E.g. Are we following best practice guidelines for management of short bowel syndrome?
Specific, measurable. If an audit/quality improvement project then should be based on the applicable standard or guideline.
Data collection method? Over what time period? What sort of sample size is likely to be involved/needed? Any anticipated required resources/costs? Is ethical approval required?
Does it address a common clinical problem; is it likely to help many patients and physicians? Does it improve patient care? How will we distribute our findings? What is a realistic deadline for project completion?