Opportunity for a nurse practitioner and a general practitioner to join the DGM Exam Development Group

15 January 2020

The Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Examination is an exam for medically qualified clinicians who want to demonstrate interest, knowledge and clinical expertise in care for older people. It has mainly been aimed at doctors working in non-consultant grades in hospitals and in the community. The majority of people who have taken the exam have been General Practitioners and Hospital Doctors in equal measure as well as a small number of old age psychiatrists.

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) and the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCPL) are aiming to open up the exam to other statutorily regulated healthcare professionals working with older people in hospital, outpatient and community settings.  This would include advanced nurse practitioners, physician associates and others who have an interest in working with older people.

To move this forward the BGS and RCP are holding a development group meeting on Thursday 30 April 2020. We are seeking the input of an experienced nurse practitioner and a general practitioner to join the group. It is imperative that those who volunteer are able to attend the meeting on the 30 April 2020.  If you are interested please write a statement highlighting your experience and reasons why you want to join the development group. Please forward it to Prof. Michael Vassallo at michael [dot] vassallo [at] rbch [dot] nhs [dot] uk by the 15 February 2020.