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Falls and Bone Health

Welcome to the Falls Prevention and Bone Health Section. The Section is constitutionally part of the British Geriatrics Society, and was founded in 2001

Co-Chairs: Dr Celia Gregson  () and Dr Ruma Dutta (
Dr Jane Youde
Treasurer: Mrs Julie Whitney

Membership: is open to all members of the Society as well as non-members. For the latter, membership is subject to constitutional criteria which require that 50% of the Section membership shall be members of the BGS. To join, please click here (please note you will be re-directed to our events site where you can register and pay your one off subscription online.


  1. To draw together, identify and coordinate expertise and interest in the field of falls and bone health amongst members of the Society.
  2. To provide an informal forum to present clinical work and research.
  3. To promote, by interchange of ideas, research of high quality and so indirectly assist the group to acquire financial support for studies in falls and bone health.
  4. To improve the quality of care for older people at risk of falls and fractures.
  5. To act as a focus for multidisciplinary interest and expertise on fall prevention and bone health and to interface with other relevant organisations.
  6. In certain circumstances, to act through the membership as a coordinating group for larger scale multi-centre studies, either by providing a network for an existing member or department, or less frequently, by mounting a centrally organised exercise.

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