Research and Clinical Trials - Case Studies

Without patient participation clinical trials could not take place. Many patients who take part in trials benefit from obtaining successful new treatments before they are available and experience improved quality of life.

To give you an idea of what it is like to take part in a trial, some of our patients who have participated, share their stories in the videos below.

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Lauren's Story


Kath's Story


Clinical Trials 


Robert’s Story
Robert has taken part in a clinical trial which aims to reduce the symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis. Here is his story.


Bryan’s Story
Bryan has taken part in a clinical trial which aims to reduce the symptoms of Tinnitus. Here is his story.


S-33 study – National data opt out

Clinical and Radiographic outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty performed with 36- mm CoCrMo vs 40-mm cross-linked UHMWPE glenospheres at minimum 2-years follow up

This research study is being funded and sponsored by Limacorporate S.p.A. (the company who make the shoulder device).

The study has been approved by the East of England – Cambridge Central Research Ethics Committee, the Health Research Authority and is supported by the Confidentiality Advisory Group where necessary, to allow researchers to access patient information with and on behalf of the direct care team.

Full study details can be found on the national clinical trials database using the study identifier NCT 05339815.

The Chief Investigator for this study is Professor Ian Trail.

Patients who are eligible for the study will be contacted by the direct care team if further visits are required.

If you think this study might affect you and you want to know if your data is being used, you can contact the upper limb research team on 01257 488212. Please provide your NHS number so we can check if you are eligible.

If you do not wish to participate in this study and want to ensure your data is not used, you may contact us directly about this study or use the national data opt out service at ( to opt out of research completely.