COVID – 19 update
8th February, 2021 Category: Latest News

The exceptionally difficult times, created by the Covid-19 pandemic continue and although in the Autumn, there was some return to normality, the third lockdown has had significant impact on the delivery of healthcare, particularly in the North West.

As a consequence, Professor Brownson has had to adapt his timetable and once again, this has impacted on patient care, for which he apologises sincerely.

Professor Brownson’s timetable has been amended to incorporate helping his colleagues at Aintree Hospital with maintaining emergency patient services, including providing ‘proning teams’ for the intensive care unit. These teams are responsible for twice daily turning the ventilated Covid positive patients from supine to prone and vice versa.

Professor Brownson is endeavouring to provide continuity of care for his patients at Spire Liverpool Hospital. Face to face consultations are possible (unless patients are isolating, in which case telephone consultation or video consultation can be arranged).

In view of these timetable changes together with increased Liverpool University commitments, Professor Brownson has reluctantly taken the decision to stop his clinic at Nuffield Chester Hospital at least for the foreseeable future and to focus his clinical activities at Spire Liverpool hospital and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS FT.

27th October, 2020 Category: Latest News

Mr Brownson’s application for membership to the Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has recently been accepted.

A not-for-profit organisation, EWI’s mission is ‘to support the proper administration of justice and the early resolution of disputes through high quality expert evidence from specialists.’

Any experts accepted into EWI are comprehensively vetted, checking professional credentials and ensuring previous reports written are compliant with appropriate regulations and are of excellent quality.

Consultation Updates
29th June, 2020 Category: Latest News

By way of an update on consultations by Mr Brownson please see the below information:

– Video and face to face consultations now being carried out at Spire Liverpool Hospital
– All consultations at Nuffield Health, Chester must initially be phone or video based with any follow up being face to face based on clinical need.

Patient advice and information
14th April, 2020 Category: Latest News

Members of BESS (British Elbow and Shoulder Society) are trying to help patients with non-urgent shoulder and elbow problems during the COVID-19 crisis.

Appropriate advice and up to date links have been selected to help you during the outbreak. These will not substitute a face to face consultation with your GP, specialist or allied health professional. However, in these exceptional circumstances, provided you understand these limitations, these resources may help with your symptoms or recovery until such time as normal services resume.

Please click here for full information.

Stay well amongst these times.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
9th March, 2020 Category: Latest News

Please read the following statement for information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have travelled in the past 14 days to one of these impacted countries ( please do not attend any appointments you have arranged with Mr Brownson. Please contact our team on 0151 522 1860 to re arrange your appointment or for further advice.

For further information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit

At The Liverpool SHoulder Clinic we are taking every precaution in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

‘Sporting Shoulder – New Discoveries and Future Directions’
3rd December, 2019 Category: Latest News

Mr Brownson was part of an international faculty presenting as guest speakers at the recent 2nd Shoulder Rehabilitation Conference held at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 29th November.

The event entitled ‘Sporting Shoulder – New Discoveries and Future Direction’ welcomed renowned surgeons from Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Holland.

With the conference being aimed at therapists with a special interest in elite athletes, Mr Brownson spoke on the ‘surgical management of the overhead athlete’.

Further talks relating to many other sports including swimming, tennis, handball and rugby were also heard.

47th Annual Meeting Percivall Pott Club
20th November, 2019 Category: Latest News

Professor Brownson has recently returned from the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Percivall Pott Club. The Percivall Pott Club held its inaugural meeting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on 3rd November 1973 and is named after the famous 18th century London surgeon of that name.

Its members and alumni are formed by doctors who have or who are part of the Pervicall Pott’s surgical rotation which includes St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.

The Club was formed to provide an opportunity for past and present trainees to meet both socially and professionally and an annual meeting forms part of the educational programme.

This year, the invited guest speakers were Professor Brownson, who gave a presentation on shoulder instability and Professor James Chang, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Centre, San Francisco. Professor Chang gave a presentation on hand surgery.

Professor Brigitte Scamell, Professor of Orthopaedic Sciences, University of Nottingham gave a presentation on ‘Pain Management in Orthopaedics’ and Professor Kenneth Egol, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Langone gave a presentation on the ‘Management of Tibial Plafond Fractures’.

The images below include the faculty visiting the Royal London Hospital Air Ambulance as part of the first day of the meeting which involved registrar case presentations. The second photo is Professor Brownson, Professor Chang and Professor Egol with Mr Prim Achan, Orthopaedic Programme Director for the Percivall Pott rotation.

The meeting was held in the spectacular setting of the Ironmongers hall which is a Tudor style and was opened in 1925.

Mr Brownson appointed as an Honorary Clinical Professor
20th November, 2019 Category: Latest News

Mr Brownson has recently been appointed as an Honorary Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool.

Mr Brownson was awarded the title in recognition of his national and international standing as a Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon and in addition, to facilitate his ongoing research into aircraft passenger safety and the passenger brace position.

Mr Brownson has taken up his appointment with immediate effect and will work with the University to develop a cohesive research programme related to his aircraft research and, in addition, will be working with the University to develop educational courses in the field of sports medicine.

4th October, 2019 Category: Latest News

Looking forwarding to being part of an incredible team of presenters at the upcoming 2nd Shoulder Rehabilitation Course being held at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November.

‘Frozen Shoulders and Hot Elbows’ will be the title of my presentation as part of the event title ‘Sporting Shoulder – New Discoveries and Future Directions.’

Welcome to new BESS President Professor Rangan
28th June, 2019 Category: Latest News

I would like to express my gratitude to the team at the British Elbow and Shoulder Society for their support and commitment during my term as President.

It has been an unbelievable honour to serve in the role and I am delighted to pass over the reigns to Professor Rangan, shoulder surgeon at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough. Professor Rangan also Chairs the Research Committee for the British Orthopaedic Association and moves from his current role as Vice President for BESS to President for the coming year.