Mental capacity in the face of need for essential treatment
There is lack of clarity in the terminology used, and the difference between ‘holding’ and ‘restraint’. This presents a legal and professional dilemma for nurses.
Safe Nurse Staffing Levels on Wards
Can it be used by nurses to determine whether staffing levels are safe on their wards?
A Career in Geriatric Medicine
Providing healthcare to older adults is often extremely challenging. Patients often have multiple long-term conditions, and present to healthcare in atypical ways. Doctors need to be highly competent communicators with knowledge of medical ethics, social care and palliative medicine.
Workforce and the BGS
The BGS works closely with the workforce team at RCP. Information on consultant numbers and other details such as projected retirements are taken from the annual RCP survey.
The BGS supports new/early career investigators in research through a number of opportunities. The aim of this resource is to provide existing and new information in the form of a pathway for investigators to follow and experience the development of their ideas to outputs.
Curriculum - Specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine
The JRCPTB published the curriculum for specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in 2010. In 2016, it published an amended edition. Trainees are be required to learn to manage the whole range of medical conditions at a generalist level for adults of all ages.
BGS News, May 2018: What is John's campaign?
People with dementia are not children. They are adults with a lifetime’s experience. Yet they are not entirely dissimilar. They are vulnerable and they can be as distressed and disoriented as a child.
Wales: Core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine
In a pioneering step, Wales has developed a comprehensive core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine. While designed for SpRs in Wales, the curriculum has UK-wide relevance.
Think frailty and delirium - the Scottish approach
Ten per cent of patients admitted to hospital as an emergency stay more than two weeks, using 55 per cent of all hospital bed days, and 80 per cent of that group are aged over 65 years. The average age of a hospital inpatient is over 80.
Concise Guidance for the Use of Anti-Depressant Medication in Adults Undergoing Recovery or Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury
Depression is commonly associated with acquired brain injury (ABI) and can interfere with rehabilitation, leading to poorer outcomes. Management of depression is multi-factorial, and mood may well improve either spontaneously or as a result of rehabilitation and regained independence.
Mock Specialist Certificate Exams (SCE)
Between 2012 and 2021, the BGS has, as part of the annual Trainees' Weekend, set a mock SCE session in order to support BGS trainees who were preparing to sit the RCP SCE exam. Here we publish the mock questions and answers for each year's session.