Shoulder Research User Group (SHRUG)

What is SHRUG?

The Shoulder Research Upper Limb Group (SHRUG) at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a patient and public group that facilitates change and improved care at a local and national level through research.

SHRUG was formed in 2016 by Professor Rangan to ensure that patients, carers and members of the public were given an opportunity to inform and influence research and service improvement in the upper limb.

Research teams now seek SHRUG involvement and engagement on many different aspects of upper limb care as well as mutli-site national research trials.

SHRUG currently has 60 members, which, depending on the topic, will be contacted to see if they wish to participate and contribute to the next group meeting or request for their involvement.

How to get involved?

We are looking for patients, carers and members of the public to join SHRUG and provide input on current upper limb research areas of interest.

If interested, please click the link button to add your details and we will be in touch, alternatively contact Amanda on

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