The state of the consultant geriatrician workforce: An analysis of the RCP census
This report analyses data from the UK 2022 census of consultant physicians, conducted by the Royal College of Physicians London on behalf of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK. The latest RCP census was published in 2023 and is based on data collected in 2022.
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.
The state of the older people’s healthcare workforce: A report from the BGS membership survey
This report summarises the findings of a survey of the BGS membership undertaken in late 2023. It provides a snapshot into how our members are feeling about their work and the services they work in.
Syncope in older adults
Syncope can have devastating consequences, resulting in fall-related injuries, accidents or even death. In our ageing society, the subsequent healthcare usage, such as emergency room presentations, surgeries and hospital admissions, form a significant and growing socioeconomic burden.
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Trevor Howell Guest Lecture 2023
This lecture, titled Geriatric Medicine - Past Present and Future, was given by Professor Tash Masud in November 2023 at the BGS Autumn Meeting.
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.