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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 - Continence

Call for Abstracts for the BGS Continence Care in Older People to be held in Manchester in September 2018. The submissions facility closes at 17:00 on 1 August.

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BGS Vacancies: Senior Officer Posts

 
The BGS is now inviting expressions of interest for the posts of Deputy Honorary Secretary and BGS Vice President: Workforce. Closing date: midnight, 30 September 2018.   

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. 

An economic analysis of flu vaccination - ILC report

The International Longevity Centre - UK has published a report which presents findings from a new economic model on cost-benefit analyses for differing uptake and efficacy scenarios for the English flu vaccination programme.

Given the rapidly ageing population of the UK and growing pressures on the National Health Service, tackling influenza is an important challenge, especially during the winter months when flu and other related health conditions are most prevalent. Vaccinations are recognised as a crucial defence against flu outbreaks, helping to protect individuals directly and by creating herd immunity. However, all health systems face financial constraints, and understanding the costs and benefits of vaccination comes into consideration by those implementing health policy.

Key findings include:

  • Vaccination averts between 180,000 and 626,000 cases of influenza per year in England
  • Flu vaccination helps avert between 5,678 and 8,800 premature deaths per year
  • The vast majority of hospital cases caused by influenza are among older adults. Over 1,800 individuals hospitalised in 2016-2017 were aged between 80 and 84 - higher than any other age group
  • The human capital costs of influenza range from £90 million to £270 million
  • The NHS flu vaccination programme costs £50,610 per death averted

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