Patient care pathways and guidelines

Patient care pathways

The BESS Patient Care Pathways are being developed by BESS members who are leading research and treatment in their expert areas. The pathways have been specifically designed with patients and clinicians in mind and are available for public access.

Currently, there are six completed pathways with more are in development. Once completed these will be also published in the BESS journal, Shoulder & Elbow.

Atraumatic shoulder instability

Commissioning guide: subacromial pain

Frozen shoulder

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis

Subacromial shoulder pain

Traumatic shoulder instability


BESS has also published the following guidelines in Shoulder & Elbow

In conjunction with the BOA:

Investigation and management of periprosthetic joint infection in the shoulder and elbow

BESS Surgical procedure guidelines:

The provision of primary and revision elbow replacement surgery in the NHS