Anaemia Special Interest Group (SIG)
Anaemia is common in older people, accounting for 10% of over 65’s, rising to up to 30% of over 85 year olds. Its presence in this age group is associated with frailty, falls and significantly impacts on survival, quality of life and hospital admission and readmission rates.
The aims of the SIG are:
- To improve quality of care for older people with anaemia and iron deficiency
- To promote high quality research and facilitate networking of researchers as the academic lead for anaemia and iron deficiency in older people
- Engage in healthcare policy as key consultee for the BGS on anaemia with medical or political bodies with an interest in older people
- To attract, channel expertise from specialists allied to anaemia and provide as well as co-ordinate expertise in the field of iron and anaemia management.