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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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'My bursary was essential': perspectives on ending healthcare training bursaries

Reported in the Guardian (1 August 2017): ‘I take a home about £12.50 an hour – getting into £50,000 of debt for that is a joke’ – palliative care nurse from the north west
I qualified in my thirties with a young family. I was lucky my husband was in work at the time and that I got an extra allowance as I had young kids. There is no way I would have been able to do nursing without the bursary – today I would just become a health care assistant instead. Even as a nurse now for many years my wage combined with my husband’s barely covers essentials. What a joke that I would consider getting into £50,0000 of debt for a job with huge responsibilities, loads of stress and terrible hours. I take home £12.50 an hour.

‘Is the sacrifice worth it?’ – occupational therapy student from London

‘Nursing students will be subsidising the NHS by working for free’ – substance misuse specialist

‘I would not encourage anyone to enter nursing today’ – health visitor from the north west

‘I am worried it will deter men from applying’ - student mental health nurse from Preston

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