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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. 

Research Centres

Name of Centre: Southern University Hospital Department of Geriatrics

Areas of Research: Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Rheumatology, Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders Geriatric Neurology, Biogerontology, Healthy ageing.

No contact details given


Name of Centre: University of Cambridge
Website: http://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/
Areas of research: Stroke
Main contact: Isuru Induruwa,


Name of Centre: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Website:  http://www.surreyandsussex.nhs.uk/
Areas of Research: Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Education

East Surrey hospital, links to Brighton and Sussex Medical School and university of Surrey. We are a district general hospital with a large elderly population and are starting to develop on interest in research having been involved in a number of trials. Currently working in the field of education and the 'Threshold Concepts' in geriatric medicine - and the notion of 'care' - but starting to work to develop more of a grounding in clinical based research.

Main Contact: Dr Iain Wilkinson.


Name of Centre: Bradford Institute of Health Research, University of Leeds
Website: http://www.bradfordresearch.nhs.uk/research-teams/academic-unit-of-elderly-care-and-rehabilitation
Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Healthy Ageing, Social Gerontology, Stroke, Health Service Research, Pain Assessment/Management

Address: Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke's Hospital in Bradford, University of Leeds, local GP research group.

Main Contact: Oliver Todd ()


Name of Centre: University of Exeter Medical School department of Clinical Epidemiology

Main Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Healthy Ageing, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research

Main Contact: Dr Jane Masoli 


Name of Centre: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Care of the Eldewrly

Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, Geriatric Neurology (e.g. epilepsy, neuropathy etc), Stroke, Diabetes and other metabolic disorders

Academic Unit, based in Glan Clwyd hospital has links with several hospitals: Llandudno, Wrexham, Bangor. It has university links in Bangor, Wrexham, Cardiff, Liverpool and Belfast. The main research focus of the departent has been Parkinson's disease, Dementia and Stroke.

Main contact: Dr Peter Hobson


Name of Centre: University of East Anglia School of Health Sciences

Main area of Research: Health Service Research

Main Contact: C Aldus


Name of Centre: Cardiff University

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Healthy Ageing, Stroke, Cardiovascular/syncope, Drugs and Prescribing/Polypharmacy, Proactive care in surgery,

Healthy Ageing is a core theme of Cardiff University

Main Contact: Jonathan Hewitt


Name of Centre: Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
Website: http://www.micra.manchester.ac.uk/

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Biogerontology, Healthy Ageing, Social Gerontology

The institute is an interdisciplinary collaborative which includes the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre hospitals including Central Manchester Foundation Hospital, Salford Royal Hospital University Hospital South Manchester

Main Contact: Professor Neil Pendleton


Name of Centre: University of Glasgow Academic Geriatric Medicine (part of Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine)

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Stroke, Health Service Research, Community geriatrics/continuing care models, Subclinical hypothyroidism; test accuracy; trial methodology

Academic centre of Geriatric Medicine is based clinically within Glasgow Royal Infirmary and forms part of the University of Glasgow Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences.  We have two professors (David Stott and Peter Langhorne); a senior lecturer and a clinical lecturer.  Our research is predominantly clinical and covers a braod portfolio from methodological studies through large scale randomised controlled trials to health services research.  We benefit from close collaboaryion swith groups within Glasgow (for example teh ageing research network) and in other centres across the UK and Internationally.

Main Contact: David Stott (


Name of Centre: Academic Centre for Applied Clinical & Translational Research into Ageing (ACTRA)-Aberdeen

Main areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Healthy Ageing, Stroke, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research, Drugs and Prescribing/Polypharmacy, Gastroenterology and Nutrition


Name of Centre: Ageing and Health, University of Dundee

Website: http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/medical-research-institute/divisions/division-cardiovascular-diabetes-medicine

Areas of research: Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Healthy Ageing, Cardiovascular/syncope, Drugs and Prescribing/Polypharmacy

Ageing and Health at the University of Dundee focusses on pleiotropic interventions to improve health and function in older people. We focus on both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions (e.g. physical activity, vitamin D, vitamin K), with particular interests in sarcopenia, chronic kidney disease, and vascular disease including heart failure. Our work spans epidemiology including the use of routinely collected, linked datasets, mechanistic studies, and large-scale pragmatic trials. We have close links to NHS Tayside via the department of Medicine for the Elderly (based at the main Ninewells Hospital site, Perth Royal Infirmary, Royal Victoria Hospital as well as at community hospitals). We have thriving links with University of Dundee colleagues, particularly in Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, Population Health Sciences, and the Tayside Clinical Trials Unit. We play a prominent role in delivery of innovative teaching to both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, with a particular focus in 3rd and 4th year undergraduate education

Main Contact: Dr Miles D Witham, Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health ()


Name of Centre: University of East Anglia

Website: https://www.uea.ac.uk/medicine/research:

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Healthy Ageing, Stroke, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research, Nutrition

Main Contact: Professsor John Potter


Name of Centre: Queen's University Belfast Centre for Public Health

Website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHealth/

Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Healthy Ageing, Social Gerontology

One of two University's in Northern Ireland, only medical school in NI; one of four research centres within the School of Medicine; close links with other centres, other schools and the University of Ulster as well as local hospitals; good track record in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease research; broader focus within the centre on longitudinal research

Main Contact: Professor AP Passmore


Name of Centre: Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre, University of Edinburgh

Website: http://www.alzscotdrc.ed.ac.uk:

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health

The Centre carries out a range of research from novel imaging methods through to ecological studies. It comprises three Professors, a Senior Fellow, three post-docs, three clinical research fellows (2 Geriatricians), and 3 PhD students. The Centre oversees the Scottish Dementia Brain Tissue Bank and is linked in to the Dementia Platform UK. There are active international collaborations with the USA, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.

The Centre Director is John Starr, , Professor of Health & Ageing


Name of Centre: Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ageing/:

Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Bladder and Bowel Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Rheumatology, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, Geriatric Neurology (e.g. epilepsy, neuropathy etc), Biogerontology, Healthy Ageing, Social Gerontology, Stroke, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research, Drugs and Prescribing/Polypharmacy, Diabetes and other metabolic disorders, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Pain Assessment/Management, Proactive care in surgery, Oncology, Palliative Care, Community geriatrics/continuing care models

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) responds to the societal challenge of Ageing. We are seeking new ways to make the most of extensive opportunities associated with increasing human longevity, at the same time as solving some of the problems.  We have the largest number of academics working on aspects of ageing of any institution in Europe, many based on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, a purpose-built campus operated in partnership with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Institute Director: Professor Louise Robinson:


Name of Centre: University Hospitals of Leicester

Website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/health-sciences/research/primary/staff/conroy:

Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Bladder and Bowel Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders, Stroke, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research, Proactive care in surgery, Oncology, Palliative Care, Community geriatrics/continuing care models, Urgent care

There are two main groups: Simon Controy (Urgent Care) and Tony Robinson stroke/hypertension & TCD; nascent Insitute for Older People

Main Contact: /


Name of Centre: Healthcare for Older People Research in Nottingham and Derby

Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/emran/documents/issue-5-emran-sept-2015.pdf

Areas of Research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Health Ageing, Stroke, Health Service Research, Proactive care in surgery, Community geriatrics/continuing care models, Care Home Medicine

This multi-disciplinary group delivers world class applied health research into the health care of older people over five main topic areas: the health care of residents of care homes; people with delirium and dementia and their families; the aged musculoskeletal system including fractures, bone health, falls and exercise; community services for older people; the education and training of staff in the care of older people. The core group are distributed between the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing; the School of Health Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine at the University Nottingham.  Their clinical work is divided between Nottingham University Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts.  More detail is provided in an East Midlands Research Into Ageing Network  (EMRAN) Discussion Paper, to which a link has been provided.

Main Contact: Prof John Gladman:


Name of Centre: Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham

Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/inflammation-ageing/index.aspx

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Biogerontology, Healthy Ageing, Immune dysfunction in ageing

The Immunity and Ageing group led by Professor Lord is based within the University Laboratories in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.  Research within the group is geared to better understanding mechanisms of disease and developing strategies for prevention and treatment. Many research projects are "translational" in nature, and combine high quality basic science research on a backbone of accurate disease phenotyping. Recent projects in geriatric medicine have investigated the role on the immune system in delirium and hip fracture.  We currently have a Clinician Scientist, an ST trainee on an OOPR doing a PhD in sarcopenia, frailty and muscle function, as well as an ST3 ACF post. These posts are firmly embedded within an active basic science group. More details of other work is available here http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/inflammation-ageing/research/immunity-and-ageing-(Immunesenescence)/index.aspx

Primary Contact: Professor Janet Lord, , Secondary contact: Dr Thomas Jackson, Clinician Scientist in Geriatric Medicine,


Name of Centre: MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

Website: http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/lha/

Areas of research: Dementias/Delirium/Mental Health, Bladder and Bowel Health, Frailty/Sarcopenia, Falls and Fractures/Postural Stability/Bone Health, Geriatric Neurology (e.g. epilepsy, neuropathy etc), Biogerontology, Healthy Ageing, Social Gerontology, Cardiovascular/syncope, Health Service Research, Drugs and Prescribing/Polypharmacy

The MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing is the principal institute for clinical geriatric medicine research at UCL. We are responsible for the MRC National Survey for Health and Development, the world’s longest continuously running birth cohort study, which reaches its 70th birthday in 2016. Our core aim is to understand the dynamic interplay of biological, psychological and social factors across life, both chronic and acute, that lead to healthy ageing, or functional and cognitive impairment. We have clinical links to University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital

Main Contact: Professor Diana Kuh;

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