British Geriatrics Society

for better health in old age

About the BGS

The British Geriatrics Society is the professional body of specialists in the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.


BGS Autumn Meeting 2014

Those POWERPOINT presentations which have been authorised for publication will be published here for download on Friday 19 October

Resources for mental wellbeing


A tailored resource for managers of care homes and carers of people with dementia


Health Select Committee Report Calls for Joined Up Commissioning

The Health Select Committee has concluded that older people are being let down by fragmented care services and has recommended that the key to joined up services is joined up commissioning.   The Committee has recommended that the Government should place a duty on new clinical commissioning groups and local councils to create a single commissioning process and a single outcomes framework for older people's health, care and housing services.

On 2 July 2012 the BGS is holding a joint conference with ADASS which will focus on commissioning services for older people.


BGS Blog

Check out the BGS blog for news, commentary and discussion of topical issues related to geriatric medicine and the care of older people. 

Conferences and Meetings

Visit our Meetings Section for meetings on a large range of sub-specialist topics both here and in the UK. If you want to publicise a meeting, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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