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.
We have an exciting range of guest bloggers and welcome news and commentary on geriatric medicine from all those working in the field of geriatric medicine. Read our guidelines on submitting a blog for more details.
All content is moderated by the blog editor. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the British Geriatrics Society.
Well... how did I get here? How working in healthcare is shaping my medical studies
Michael Allcock had never really given medicine as a career any serious thought growing up, until a stint at an Acute Frailty Unit (AFU) led him to find his passion.
A Taste of the BGS
An FY2 taster week can have a multitude of meanings. For some, it offers a reprieve from their mundane day job, almost as desirable as annual leave. For others, it is an opportunity to try a specialty that piqued their interest as a student. Fran Kirkham reflects on her own experience.
Detectives wanted! – applying for Geriatric Training
Zosia Beckett, a CMT2 in the West Yorkshire Region, and a representative on the BGS Trainees Council, runs through the application process for the geriatric medicine training programme.
A generation of doctors unable to look after their patients?
Patients are getting older. With more frailty, multiple comorbidities and social issues, these patients are often described as ‘complex’, making them sound as if they are something special. The reality is that they are now the norm and everybody should be able to deal with the norm.
The Geriatrics “Profanisaurus.” Words and phrases we should ban?
During the BGS Spring Meeting in Belfast, Prof Des O’Neill – probably the most cultured and literate geriatrician in our midst, asked many delegates, notebook in hand, for tips on enlightening books to further his thirst for broad knowledge.