The last few months have been a time of extraordinary challenge for all of us providing healthcare for older people. The BGS is keen to capture your experiences from the first months of the COVID pandemic in readiness for a second wave. Your resilience and wellbeing is important to the Society. By responding to this survey you will help us understand how the BGS can better support you, and provide information across different countries, settings and professions that we can analyse and report back to you. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey by 5pm on 9 November, which should take you no more than nine minutes.
BGS England has the greatest number of members among the four devolved nations of the United Kingdom. It is divided into fourteen regions and each region holds up to two local one-day meetings each year, held in a local hospital or venue within the region. These events provide an opportunity for members to present research or audits which may still be at an early stage. It also serves as the forum whereby members may feed into the national BGS.
Each region has elected officers who serve a minimum two year term. These are the Chair, the Secretary and, in some cases, a Treasurer. There is also an elected trainees' representative. One of the officers - usually the Chair - represents the region on the BGS England Council which meets three times a year to discuss workforce and policy issues which affect healthcare of older people in England.
All BGS members of the English regions are welcome to attend any regional meeting around the UK. They are also encouraged to self-nominate should they wish to stand for any of the vacant officers' posts which arise from time to time, and consultant physicians may apply to the BGS for support for clinical excellence awards.