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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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May 2018 Newsletter

The May issue of the BGS newsletter is available:

Should the BGS change its name?
The new geriatric giants
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: treatment seeks disease?

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the BGS 2018 Autumn Meeting to be held in London in November 2018. The submissions facility closes at 17:00 on 15 June.

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BGS President-Elect Elections 2018

In November, Professor Tahir Masud will succeed Dr Eileen Burns as BGS President. The BGS is opening the ballot to elect the next President-Elect.

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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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