BESS Members currently run and are involved with four large multi-centred national surgical trials:

UKUFF - United Kingdom Rotator Cuff Surgery Trial

CSAW Trial - Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Work?

The ProfHER Trial

The Clavicle Trial

BESS also helps to support its Members with local research projects by offering pump priming grants and a mechanism for distributing research surveys amongst its members.

Alongside this BESS has been involved with the James Lind Alliance - Surgery For Common Shoulder Problems and has begun publishing its own care pathways.