BGS Newsletter: Issue 69 February 2019
Featuring a guide to big data, the lowdown on the long-awaited NHS Long Term Plan, polypharmacy and how podiatry interventions could help to reduce falls.
Presentation slides: MDOP 2019
Slides for the meeting held on 1 February 2019 in Birmingham organised by the BGS Movement Disorders Section
Presentation slides: Trainees Weekend 2019
View and download presentation slides from the Trainees Weekend 2019
Out-of-hospital management of UTIs in elderly patients
Health Education England has commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with Public Health England’s Primary Care Unit, on the treatment of UTIs in older adults
BGS Social & Environment Questionnaires
The BGS Social Questionnaire and Environment Questionnaire can be adapted for use in social assessments.
Fracture Liaison Service Database Annual Report 2018
The FLS Database Annual report 2018 from the Royal College of Physicians' Fracture Liaison Service Database (FLS-DB) provides the second national benchmark for the performance of FLSs at the patient level.
13. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Patients presenting with depression
Dealing with the management of depression as part of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment including the treatments to consider.
14. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Patients presenting with confusion and delirium
The prevalence of delirium in the community is 1-2 per cent but this rises to 14 per cent in people over 85, and in nursing homes or post acute care settings, can be up to 60 per cent. This guide deals with risk factors, diagnosis and management of this condition.
15. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Mental capacity issues
Assessment of mental capacity should be a routine part of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. This guide lays out the principles which govern testing mental capacity, advance care decisions and powers of attorney, along with the safeguards.
16. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Patients presenting with urinary incontinence
Bladder control problems are a common problem in older people and result from a variety of causes. Continence issues are an essential part of any Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, and this guide examines the causes, assessment, management and treatments available.
17. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Weight loss and nutrition issues
Nutritional status can be easily assessed, and problems can often be addressed quickly. Key questions about diet, appetite and weight should be on the menu of any Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.
18. CGA in Primary Care Settings: End of life care issues
End of life care refers specifically to the last few days or hours of life, when maintenance of comfort and dignity, and avoidance of pain and distress take priority. Many of the principles of care at the end of life are shared with CGA.