elearning: Supporting members' CPD

An elearning module or article about an e-learning module which is run an managed by the British Geriatrics Society
British Geriatrics Society
Date Published:
01 April 2020
Last updated: 
01 April 2020

This page brings together elearning materials developed by the BGS and other organisations to support members to keep up-to-date with their continuing professional development. It will be updated with new learning resources as they become available.

BGS Frailty eLearning module - Identification and interventions

This elearning course, designed and presented by dedicated clinicians from across geriatric medicine, will cover the identification of frailty and interventions to improve outcomes for those with frailty.
It is free to all BGS members. If a CPD certificate is required, there is a fee to attain this and a requirement to achieve 85% on the multiple-choice questions.

BGS elearning Module Perioperative Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery

This elearning course, designed by the growing group of dedicated clinicians from across geriatric medicine, surgery and anaesthetics, will present case studies and lessons learned when developing services and gathering evidence for the effectiveness of structured elderly medicine input into surgical care pathways for older people. It is free to all BGS members. If a CPD certificate is required, there is a fee to attain this and a requirement to achieve 85% on the multiple-choice questions.


Mini-GEMs (Geriatrics Elearning Modules) are short, focused video podcasts designed for rapid dissemination of knowledge on a very specific topic area of geriatric medicine.

You can also view and subscribe to the Mini-GEMs on the AEME YouTube channel.

MDTea Hearing Aid Podcasts

Over 100 episodes of the MDTea podcast available to listen to for free, with accompanying episode notes and CPD log.

eLearning for Healthcare Hub (HEE)

The elearning for Healthcare Hub includes a huge number of elearning modules of differing lengths and levels. 

It includes programmes on Geriatric Medicine, Frailty and End of Life Care.

Its All Our Health modules cover public health topics including dementia, healthy ageing, falls and fractures. 

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE)

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) learning portal provides esources on COVID-19 and other online educational resources. Access to courses is payable - click here for more information.

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London

A number of resources are available for free to RCP members via its RCP OnlineEd™ courses portal.

They also produce the RCP Medicine podcast which is available to all for free via Buzzsprout, Soundcloud or Spotify.

Leeds Frailty Education

Join experts from geriatric medicine, pharmacy, palliative care, law and ethics in learning about frailty and its related syndromes in the two day course that covers tier 2 of the Frailty Framework of core capabilities

These 2 day courses are externally accredited for 12 CPD points from the RCP. More details via www.leedsfrailtyeducation.co.uk/

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