Clinical guidelines on advance care planning, multimorbidity and winter deaths
Clinical guidelines from the BGS / RCP and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on advance care planning, multimorbidity and the risks associated with cold homes in winter.
Clinical guidelines on drugs and prescribing
Clinical guidelines on intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital, managing medicines in care homes and medicines optimisation, from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Clinical guidelines on mental health
Clinical guidelines and tailored resources from NICE on supporting people with dementia, mental wellbeing of older people in care homes and a video illustrating the NICE quality standards for mental wellbeing in care homes.
Doreen Norton - How one nurse helped to stop killer bedsores
“Moving a patient relieves bedsores:” it sounds obvious today, but it took the work of an innovative nurse in the 1950s working with a group of elderly patients to realise it. Bedsores, or pressure ulcers are lesions caused by a number of factors including unrelieved pressure.
History of geriatric medicine in the UK: birth of the BGS
Notes on the inaugural meeting of the Medical Society for the Care of the Elderly (later the British Geriatrics Society).
From Hippocrates to Marjory Warren
It is widely assumed that geriatric medicine was an invention of the twentieth century. However, from the time of Hippocrates, there has been interest in the prolongation of the lifespan, the maintenance of health in old age and age related disease patterns.
As we were in the early post war years - The 1941-1945 hospital surveys
In 1941 Ernest Brown, presented the House of Commons with the general principles on which the government proposed to base its post war hospital policy. He was organising surveys of hospital services in England and Wales, which in the event took 4/5 years to complete.
Clinical guidelines on urinary incontinence in women
NICE quality standard on the assessment, care and treatment of urinary incontinence in women.
1. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Introduction
An introduction to CGA in primary care settings. This toolkit was developed by the British Geriatrics Society and has been endorsed by the ANCD for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care and by the Council of British Geriatrics Society, Scotland.
9. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Involving Social Services
CGA needs to consider the impact of social factors on the health and wellbeing of individuals and vice versa. Here we look at working with Social Services and the differences in the four nations of the UK.
Continence Care in Residential and Nursing Homes
Many of the residents are likely to have some degree of urinary incontinence or dysfunction. Urinary incontinence in this setting should not be viewed as inevitable. With good management it may be preventable. Incontinence is a symptom of underlying problems.