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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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Vacancy: BGS Officers


The BGS is inviting expressions of interest from BGS members to fill the vacancies of Deputy Media Digital Media Editor (deadline for applications Friday 6 April, midnight) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (deadline for applications, Friday, 20 April, midnight). For background and person specifications, click the link of the position which interests you (downloadable in pdf format).

2018 Spring Meeting

Registration now open

Abstract submissions: Research abstracts are automatically accepted. Clinical Quality abstracts are adjudicated. Results available here on 5 March

Clinical Excellence Awards 2018

The next round of clinical excellence awards opens on the 13 February 2018.

All candidates seeking the support of the BGS are asked to complete the appropriate form(s) and submit these to the Society by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6 March 2018. This is a finite deadline and we will be unable to accept forms after this date.

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BGS Staff Vacancy

The BGS is inviting applications to fill its vacancy for a Membership Administrator. Interviews will be held on 29 March. The closing date for applications is 19th March. Click here for details.

Trainees' weekend 2018 - Powerpoints

The powerpoint files supporting presentations at the BGS Trainees 2018 weekend are now available for download. We publish only those files which have been authorised for publication by the authors. The files are published in secured pdf format to obviate plagiarism as far as this is possible. (updated 19 February 2018).


Sally Briggs: What are we looking for in a new appointment? (19 Feb 2018)

Rachel Binks: Telemedicine, the new frontier 

Chris Douglass: Stroke Mimics

Matt Jones: The medical memory clinic and atypical dementias

Emma Pickavance and Raj Parikh: Osteoporosis 

David Riding: How to manage leg ulcers in the elderly 

Mini Singh: Approaches to skin problems

Sandy Thomson: SCE in Geriatric Medicine: Friend or Foe

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