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BESS Care Pathway on Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability

The latest version of this document is available now for review by BESS Members.  

Please login to access.  The document will held in the members area of the BESS website under Documents & Files from the beginning of January for six weeks. Comments are of course welcome and should be emailed to Mike Thomas, BESS Secretary at mikethomas@ukdoctor.com by 17 February 2014.


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President's Christmas Letter

Dear BESS Members

My second letter did not go out as planned due to unforeseen circumstances and hence I have decided to combine it with the traditional Presidential Christmas letter. The first letter generated some very positive responses and I thank all of you who kindly took time to respond. 

A lot has happened since the extremely successful Leicester meeting and council have been busy on many fronts. I will attempt to summarise all the developments.

Continuing reading the latest news from the BESS President, Ro Kulkarni by clicking here




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 ·     I believe in the value of research into shoulder arthroscopy and acromioplasty for the benefit of my patients.

I realise that commissioners may reduce/stop funding some operations and that better evidence is needed.

  • Participation in well designed, peer reviewed National Trials will also help me with appraisal, revalidation and    recognition.

 Contact Andy Carr for more information by emailing andrew.carr@ndorms.ox.ac.uk


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