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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 Spring Meeting

Register here.

Powerpoint files presented at this meeting will start going up on this website next week as presenters authorise publication.



BGS March 2017 news

The March 2017 issue of the newsletter is now available. Highlights include: Substance abuse in older people, Autumn 2016 conference report, Hospital at home and more

New General Practice Contract Announced

7 Feb 2017: An agreement has been reached with the General Practice Council (GPC) on changes to the GMS contract for 2017/18 which seeks to address concerns of the profession in relation to workload and increasing expenses and other agreed changes. The agreement also reflects commitments made as part of the General Practice Forward View (GPFV) and continues to make significant investment in primary care. The agreement has been approved across Government.

Particularly relevant to older people's primary care is advice from Dr Martin Vernon that the Electronic Fraily Index (eFI) and routine frailty identification (severe/moderate) is now in the GP core contract.

For more detail of the contract, see the NHS England website.

See also: HSJ commentary; and letter to Directors of Commissioning from NHS England Medical directorate


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