Page 1 - Introduction and Consent

This study aims to explore the current scope of practice of First Contact Practitioner roles and the current management of Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain in primary care

Thank you for your interest in participating in this study. We are seeking UK based physiotherapists, who are currently working in First Contact roles in primary care to complete an online survey on their management of Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP).


For the purpose of this survey, the term RCRSP is used. This is an over-arching term used to describe a spectrum of shoulder conditions including; sub-acromial pain syndrome, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy and symptomatic partial- and full-thickness rotator cuff tears (Lewis, 2016).


Ethical approval has been granted from University of Hertfordshire Health, Science, Engineering and Technology ECDA. The UH protocol number is HSK/PGT/UH/04950(1)


Please click here to view the Participant Information Sheet.

Once you have read the participation sheet and agree to the following statements, please tick the appropriate box to indicate your consent.

1. I have read the participant information sheet and I understand that I can withdraw, without giving reason, up to the point of submission. Once answers are submitted they cannot be withdrawn as they are anonymised.

2. I am fully aware of the risks and benefits associated with taking part in this
research as outlined in the participant information sheet.

3. I understand how my data will be used and stored as outlined in the participant information sheet

4. I confirm that I am eligible to participate: I am a United Kingdom based, Health and Care Professions Council registered First-Contact Practitioner and I asses and/or treat patients with Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain

I consent to participate in this survey. Required