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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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BGS Autumn Meeting

Register for the BGS Autumn Meeting to be held in London, 22 - 24 November.

Abstract adjudication results:
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Age & Ageing Journal

Age and Ageing  is the British Geriatrics Society’s international scientific journal. It publishes refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology.

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Vacancy: Joint Stroke Medicine Committee

Expressions of interest are invited for a BGS representative on the Joint Stroke Medicine Committee which was established jointly by RCP London, BASP, the BGS, the ABN and the British Society of Rehab Medicine.

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Venous thromboembolism: reducing the risk for patients in hospital

This guideline covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE or blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 18 and over in hospital. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people most at risk of VTE. It describes treatments and interventions that can be used to prevent VTE.

In June 2015, recommendations were added on mechanical prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in medical patients who are admitted for stroke.

This guideline includes recommendations on:

  • assessing the risks of VTE and bleeding
  • reducing the risk of VTE
  • using VTE prophylaxis
  • treatment for medical patients, surgical patients and other patient groups
  • patient information and planning for discharge

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