The workforce of health and care professionals involved in improving and delivering care to older people encompasses a wide range of disciplines, training and careers. This section brings together important information about this uniquely skilled and varied workforce.
COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.
Keeping older people safe and well at home
These resources have been developed to help keep older people safe at home by reducing deconditioning and falls hazards, supporting people with conditions such as dementia or Parkinson's, and improving overall wellbeing to help to keep their minds and bodies active.
Coronavirus: Current information and advice
A compilation of current official UK/global advice and publications relating to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19.
#BGSFairCare: Our letters to Ministers
Read our letters to the Health Ministers in each of the four nations of the UK asking them to take urgent action to protect older people during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Next steps on the Derbyshire joined-up learning pathway: Part 2
In part two of their series explaining their experiences in taking a collaborative approach to frailty training, Gemma del Toro and Bola Owolabi explain the next steps in the transformation.
Working towards a joined-up learning pathway framework in Derbyshire: Part 1
Gemma del Toro and Bola Owolabi describe the background behind Joined-up Care Derbyshire (JuCD) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’s (STP) frailty model and their first steps towards developing a joined-up learning pathway framework
Silver Book II: Geriatric syndromes
The Silver Book II was written to address the care needs of older people, specifically frail older people, during the first 72 hours of an urgent care episode. This chapte covers the presentation of common geriatric conditions in an urgent care context.