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About the BGS

The British Geriatrics Society is the professional body of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals concerned with the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.

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Vacancy: BGS Officers

The BGS is inviting expressions of interest from BGS members to fill the vacancies of Deputy Media Digital Media Editor (deadline for applications Friday 6 April, midnight) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (deadline for applications, Friday, 20 April, midnight). For background and person specifications, click the link of the position which interests you (downloadable in pdf format).

2018 Spring Meeting

Registration now open

Abstract submissions: Research abstracts are automatically accepted. Clinical Quality abstracts are adjudicated. Results available here on 5 March

Clinical Excellence Awards 2018

The next round of clinical excellence awards opens on the 13 February 2018.

All candidates seeking the support of the BGS are asked to complete the appropriate form(s) and submit these to the Society by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6 March 2018. This is a finite deadline and we will be unable to accept forms after this date.

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Clinical Quality Steering Group

CPEC's remit is:

  • To receive requests from external organisations (e.g. NICE, CHI) and seek input as appropriate from members of the society, sections and Special Interest Groups (SIGs);
    To disseminate HTA requests and make members aware of them;
  • To receive proposals from members of the Society or from SIGs, for multi-centre based audits and seek to initiate;
  • Develop proposals for guidelines/audit in the light of the national agenda and the interests of the Society;
  • Seek to establish sustained links with Trust clinical governance leads/audit leads for the health care of older people;
  • Identify training needs for clinical effectiveness and make proposals to the training Committee.
  • To promulgate clinical effectiveness relevant to older people,
  • Contribute to the Royal College of Physicians Guidelines Forum

Chairman: Dr Gill Turner (Vice President for Clinical Quality)

Secretary: Joanna Gough

Other members of the groupL

Finbarr Martin
Mehool Patel
Claire Nicholls
Fiona Thompson
Susannah Long
Jonathan Treml
Christeen Beech
John Hindle
Joanna Preston

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