Useful links

Commissioning guides

The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) have published a number of commissioning guides which outline patient care pathways. These pathways provide evidence-based commissioning guidance on managing common orthopaedic problems in primary care as well as criteria for referral.

The following commissioning guides relating to shoulder conditions are available to download from the BOA website:

Subacromial shoulder pain

Traumatic shoulder instability

Frozen shoulder

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis