Smarter data, better care: Empowering care homes to use data to transform quality of care
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) hosted an event in London in September 2023 on ideas and practice around a minimum dataset for care homes. This report, which is based on presentations at the event and the debate that followed, makes 12 recommendations for the effective implementation and delivery of a national minimum dataset that we believe policy-makers and regulators should consider.
BGS responses to external consultations
The BGS regularly responds to external consultations by the UK government and those of the devolved nations that relate to older people's health, social care and wider issues, such as workforce. On this page you can find copies of our responses to recent consultations.
Frailty Hub: Patient information
This section of the Frailty Hub provides information that can be passed onto patients and their families living with frailty.
Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during cold weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for cold weather and how to look after older adults when temperatures drop below freezing.
Front door frailty: Advice on setting up services
In this document, the BGS sets out five principles that should underpin front door frailty services, as well as tips on establishing services from those who have been through the process.
Measurements of healthy ageing: Measuring what matters to older people
The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Age and Ageing, the journal of the British Geriatrics Society, has released a Special Issue on the Measurements of Healthy Ageing. This Special Issue brings together the work of international professionals and experts from over 40 academic institutions, to identify the best available tools to measure what truly matters to older people – their intrinsic capacity and functional ability.
How to get funding and fellowship applications
Providing information about types of funding and the application process
Research Hub: Sharing research
Once you have completed your research project, the next step is to share your findings with the wider academic community. During this process, your research aims, methodology and findings will be critiqued by fellow researchers and clinicians to ensure they are robust.