Shoulder Assessment


British Elbow and Shoulder Society pathway for diagnosis of shoulder problems in primary care

The following flowchart is a useful guide for GP’s when diagnosing shoulder problems in the primary care setting.  It advises appropriate first line treatments, and when to refer to shoulder clinic.

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Shoulder fracture clinic

GP’s can refer NHS patients directly to the Tuesday afternoon shoulder fracture clinic at Queen’s Medical Centre by fax or email.

Fax: 0115 875 4551

Email contacts: or