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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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Loneliness in older people

Register for this event on the impact of loneliness on health (13 June in London) 

New IM curriculum: Trainees' feedback invited

Specialist Trainees may be aware of the new IM Curriculum which has:

1. a 3-year stage 1 post-foundation training consisting of 2-year “CMT” and 1-year GIM Registrar and;
2. a 4-year stage 2 training consisting of 4 years in Specialty and Internal medicine.

Full details here:

This curriculum has been approved by the General Medical Council and focusses on the achievement of high level capabilities in practice (CiPs). This new IM curriculum will be implemented in August 2019 and there will be no further recruitment to CMT.

We would appreciate the feedback of trainees: the pros and cons of this CiPs model, any suggestions for improvement and potential effects on minimum dedicated training time for those sub-specialising in stroke medicine and less than full time training programmes.

Kindly email your thoughts, views and suggestions to . We will discuss your opinions at the trainees' council meeting and raise them with relevant bodies.

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