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The first vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved for use in the UK and older people are being prioritised for access to the vaccine. This page brings together current information on vaccination, including BGS position statements, Q&As and useful external links.
Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) is a Scottish national evaluation project focusing on care of older people across Scotland in both primary and secondary care settings.
Read our letters to the Health Ministers in each of the four nations of the UK asking them to take urgent action to protect older people during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.
Find out what frailty is and how it can be diagnosed and managed.
These resources have been developed to help keep older people safe at home by reducing deconditioning and falls hazards, supporting people with conditions such as dementia or Parkinson's, and improving overall wellbeing to help to keep their minds and bodies active.
Introduction from Dr Eileen Burns, Consultant Physician and Past President of British Geriatrics Society, and foreword by Dr Sarah Russell, family carer.
Over the past month the landscape of healthcare has dramatically changed as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. All acute trusts, primary care organisations and social services have had to remodel their working patterns in order to manage the rising number of patients with Covid-19.
Join the BGS and be part of a multidisciplinary professional organisation helping improve healthcare for older people.
We are a Society that works hard to improve the care of older people, and supports and guides fellow professionals
- Dr Adhi Vedamurthy
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.