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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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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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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 29 June (extended from 18th).

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Falls and Postural Stability

This annual BGS event, being held on 14 September in Leeds is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. 

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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