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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.

BMA Patient Information Awards - closing date 28 February

The BMA patient information awards (PIA) were established in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information.

These awards aim to reinforce the BMA's commitment to support good educational practice and acknowledge new approaches and technologies intended for the public audience.

Entry to the 2018 Awards is open until 28 February 2018.

Organisations who would like to enter the Awards for next year should contact Richard Jones in the BMA Library on for further advice.

The awards are open to all producers of consumer health information.
All titles must have been published in the two years preceding the year of the current Awards.
Resources which do not meet the mandatory criteria will be judged to be ineligible.
Resources may not be re-entered in subsequent years unless they have been revised.
Subsequent versions of resources which have won special awards cannot be entered again although revised versions of resources which have been commended or highly commended can be entered.
All resources must be available in the United Kingdom.
All resources must be in English.
Resources must not contain a significant authorial or editorial contribution from a current member of BMA or BMJ staff.
A separate entry form must be completed for each resource , including details of its intended readership and educational aims.
Three copies must be submitted of each resource.
Entries are not returnable and may be sent to other agencies after the Awards.
Resources must be sent to the BMA library at the entrant’s expense.
The publisher of each winning resources and of any resource that appears on each short list will receive a pdf certificate and shall be entitled to use the awards result on all advertising and promotional activity. Additional certificates may be purchased from the BMA.
There is a limit of up to five different resources for each organisation
For further information on the competition and for details about becoming a reviewer, please telephone 020 7383 6614 or email:

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