National Clinical Guideline for Stroke
This guideline is the most comprehensive and up to date document on how stroke care should be provided covering the whole pathway from pre-hospital care to long-term management.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Community Practice
The ageing population in the UK and increasing pressures on acute hospitals has shifted the balance of care to the community and providing care closer to home. This has led to closer joint working across primary and secondary care, with social care and the third sector.
Training in palliative and end-of-life care: Guidance for trainees (and their trainers) in non-palliative medicine training posts
Physicians practising in general internal medicine (GIM) commonly manage illness in patients who may be in the last phase of their lives. It is therefore an important part of the specialist training programme to manage patient and family involvement.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Old Age Psychiatry
Based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, reference is made to the guidelines for collaboration between physicians of geriatric medicine and psychiatrists of old age.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Orthogeriatrics
This curriculum is based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, formulated in August 2010 (amended in 2016).
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Tissue Viability
Pressure ulcers cause immense suffering and considerable increases in length of stay. An understanding of the causes of pressure ulceration is fundamental to prevention of occurrence.
Focus on physicians: 2017–18 census (UK consultants and higher specialty trainees)
Focus on Physicians 2017-18 is the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s most recent census on the consultant physician and higher specialty trainee workforce in the UK.
Tools for Clinical History-Taking
A list of validated tools which may be useful in augmenting clinical history-taking as part of comprehensive geriatric assessment, or as screening tools to trigger the need for an in-depth assessment.
Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (HoW-CGA): Overview
The aim of this project was to provide high quality evidence on delivering hospital-wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) improves outcomes for frail older people, particularly on specialised wards.
Medical education – a brief overview and terminology for the BGS board
Medical Education Terminology relating to the education of specialist trainees, catalogued by the Vice President for Education of the British Geriatrics Society
RCP London 2018: Safe medical staffing
The RCP Guidance on safe medical staffing aims to help those planning hospital services to answer: ‘How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and effective care for patients with medical problems?'.