The BGS blog aims to presents issues relevant to people working to improve the health and care of older people. It will highlight the latest news and activities from across all the BGS campaigns, events, publications and activities as well as original articles commissioned by leaders in geriatric medicine.
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Are we really representing the BGS?
The Hospital to Home (H2H) Programme is one of six programmes within the UEC Delivery Programme, led and governed by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
The Paper Boat
One strategy that I have found useful over the years, especially when talking to relatives of the patients under my care, is to paint a picture that they can relate to by using a simple analogy.
‘LITTLE SPARKS’ to ‘BIG BANGS’
As junior consultants, leadership skills are essential, in addition to clinical skills, in order to set up and run the kind of collaborative teams and services that consultants are asked to lead, and enable them to thrive.
We need to talk about loneliness
This was my first ever BGS conference, just down the road from me, at the Wellcome Collection, London. The day was spent discussing ‘Loneliness in older people and its impact on health’
It’s time to BREAKDOWN these BAME BARRIERS
In the last 8 years while doing charity work in my free time I have noticed a growth in the older population from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. Older people from BAME backgrounds suffer from the same illnesses our other patients suffer from.