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.
COVID-19: COGER Study
The COGER study is collecting data to gain insight into the course of functional and medical recovery in older people affected by COVID-19 participating in rehabilitation across Europe.
Silver Book II: Quality Improvement
This chapter of the Silver Book II looks at how to improve service quality and delivery.
COVID-19: Vaccinations and older people
The BGS was pleased that older people were prioritised for access to the first and second doses of the COVID vaccine. As the booster programme gets underway in the UK, this page brings together current information on vaccination, including BGS statements and useful external links.
COVID-19: Frailty scores and outcomes in older people
This page brings together studies specifically examining the link between frailty and COVID-19 outcomes in acute care. It is intended that it will be updated every month following a review of the literature to provide an update on any frailty and COVID-19 papers.
BGS Nurses and AHPs Council Meeting Minutes
This page provides an archive of the minutes from past BGS Nurse and AHP Council meetings.
COVID-19: Treatment for older people in the community
This page brings together guidance and practical advice for the management of older adults with COVID-19 in the community, including drug treatment and examples of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) Project
Scottish Care of Older People (SCoOP) is a Scottish national evaluation project focusing on care of older people across Scotland in both primary and secondary care settings.
The Patients Association Care Home Charter
The Patients Association's Care Home Charter was launched in 2019 to improve medication practices for people living in care homes across the UK.
COVID-19: PROTECT Trial
PROTECT is a UK-wide clinical trial to identify treatments that can protect care home residents from developing COVID-19.
How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?
Delirium is now recognised as a common symptom of coronavirus, and older people living in long-term care facilities are at higher risk, especially those with dementia.