Patient Outcomes


The Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS) and Oxford Shoulder Instability (OSI) Score are  12-item patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) specifically designed and developed for assessing outcomes of shoulder surgery e.g. for assessing the impact on patients’ quality of life of degenerative conditions such as arthritis and rotator cuff problems or instability.

The development of these scores was driven by demands for a suitable patient reported outcome by orthopaedic surgeons who wished to measure the outcomes of their treatments from the patient’s perspective.

I frequently use these scores to assess the severity of patient symptoms, their response to treatment and to audit the results of treatment.

You may be asked to complete one of these scores which should take around 5 minutes of your time.

This will be in electronic format. You will be able to complete your scores on line at:

Please enter the doctor code 7ch17 and complete your registration, then select your score. You do not need to remember the password at the end, simply log out once finished and any further score requests will be sent to you by email.

Alternatively, please complete one of the forms below as directed by Mr hand.