BESS supports upper limb orthopaedic research through its pump priming grants and survey circulation. In addition to this, we are proud to support two James Lind Alliance projects: common shoulder problems; and elbow conditions. BESS members have also been involved in several multi-centred national surgical trials. You can find out more about these activities below.

Pump priming grants

Elbow conditions
Common shoulder problems

National Clinical Trials

Current clinical trials

HUSH Trial 

CI: Steve Gwilym

The HUSH Trial (


PROximal Fracture of the Humerus PROFHER 2 – Trails and Statistics, University of York

Cl: Amar Rangan

Clinical Trial


UK Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Study

CI: Prof Jonathan Rees

Clinical Trial


Reverse or Anatomical replacement for Painful Shoulder Osteoarthritis

Cl: Ian Trail and Jo Dias

Clinical Trial

SPiRIT Trial 

SPiRIT – Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

CI: Steve Gwilym

Clinical Trial

SOFFT Trial 

SOFFT – Health Sciences, University of York

CI: Adam Watts

Clinical Trial

Completed clinical trials


PROximal Fracture of Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation Trial

CI: Prof Amar Rangan

Trial publication link-1

Trial publication link-2


United Kingdom Rotator Cuff Trial

CI: Prof Andrew Carr

Trial publication link


Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Work? Trial

CI: Prof David Beard

Trial protocol publication link


Clavicle Trial

CI: Mr Philip Ahrens

Trial protocol publication link


Patch Augmented Rotator Cuff Surgery

CI: Prof Jonathan Cook

Trial weblink

BESS Summary Page


Getting it Right Addressing Shoulder Pain

CI: Prof Sally Hopewell

Trial weblink