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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 Senior officers' vacancies

Expressions of interest are invited for the post of Deputy Honorary Treasurer (deadline: midnight, 28 July) and Deputy Meetings Secretary (deadline: midnight, 1 September). Click here for job description and instructions on applying.

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: DGM Question writing group

The BGS and RCP (London) is seeking clinicians with an interest in geriatric medicine to join the question writing group for the diploma in geriatric medicine.

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Nurse research to ‘help older people live healthier lives’

Reported in the Nursing Times (10 July 2017): A nurse consultant is to develop and test an intervention to help community nurses support frail patients and help them to “live healthier lives”.

Helen Lyndon, a nurse consultant for older people, has begun a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical doctoral research fellowship at the University of Plymouth.

Ms Lyndon, who works for Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, will conduct a feasibility study aimed at developing, implementing and testing a nurse-led intervention to improve healthy living in older people with frailty.

Known as the HAPPI study – Holistic Assessment and care Planning in Partnership Intervention – the research will take place over four years, and is being supervised by nursing academics at Plymouth’s faculty of health and human sciences.

Ms Lyndon recently completed a two-year secondment as the clinical lead for frailty with NHS England, and has spent the majority of her career in community primary care or home settings, with a particular interest in supporting older people with long-term conditions.

While undertaking her PhD, her fellowship enables her to continue with her clinical work.

She said: “The intervention I’m developing will ask the question ‘what can we do better?’ to help older people live healthier lives.

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