We are a Society that works hard to improve the care of older people, and supports and guides fellow professionals
- Dr Adhi Vedamurthy
This meeting will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people and is open to attendees from near and far.
The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in careof older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals.
Join a multidisciplinary professional organisation improving healthcare for older people; Membership is free for medical students and foundation year doctors
Two separate Cochrane reviews published in 2018 looked at multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community, and care facilities and hospitals
Most people in England receive a good quality of care. Our ratings show that quality overall has been largely maintained from last year, and in some cases improved, despite the continuing challenges that providers face. Some services have improved due to the focus and hard work of care staf and their leadership teams. Others have declined in quality as providers have struggled with the challenges they face.
This project provides a unique data set on the pathway of frail older people through secondary care, from assessment in A&E, assessment units, inpatient wards and supported discharge. The project gives insight into why this cohort of patients appear to be more prone to delayed transfers of care. The BGS has also worked with the NHS Benchmarking Network to develop a short service user audit which will be included in the project.
The QOLCARE Study Group invites visitors to complete a survey which explores how doctors rate their professional quality of life and job satisfaction.
We are inviting expressions of interest from suitably experienced BGS members to take over as our second representative on the NAIC Steering Group. Our outgoing representative, Dr Fiona Kearney, has kindly agreed to brief her successor once appointed.
We are inviting expressions of interest from suitably experienced BGS members to take over as our representative on the committee. Our former representative, Professor Potter has kindly agreed to brief his successor once appointed.
Until recently, frailty has been almost entirely seen through the prism of 'deficits', but there has been growing attention to protective factors, or ‘assets’, and the importance of 'resilience'.
BGS members who receive Age and Ageing as a member benefit can access the journal online for free. Simply login to our site, visit your account page and click the read journal link.