Out of Programme Time: maintaining clinical skills
When taking time out of programme (or OOP), it's important to maintain clinical skills and knowledge when medical practice is constantly evolving.
Keeping to a research timeline
Surprising numbers of research projects come to an end without any results.
Practical steps you can take to manage your time and keep your research project on schedule.
Increasing participation of older people in research
Recruiting older people to take part in clinical trials can be difficult. The cohort multiple randomised controlled trial model may help you get more participants.
Getting your research off to a good start
Once you've decided on your research project and secured funding, practical tips to get your research project off to a good start.
Patient and public involvement in research
Patient and public involvement (PPI) has become a mandatory requirement of many research grants. This guide explores the implications and explains how to integrate public involvement in your research proposal and project.
Recruiting people living with dementia to research studies
The National Dementia Strategy aims to increase the numbers of participants with dementia into clinical research. But recruiting people with dementia can be challenging. What do you need to think about when planning a study involving patients with dementia?
Presenting your work
There's no point undertaking research if you don't present the results publicly. Follow these pithy points to help you prepare a presentation, whether putting up a poster or giving a talk with powerpoint!
Effective healthcare for older people living in care homes
Over 400,000 older people in the UK live in care homes, including nearly one in six over-85s, and they often have complex health and social care needs. We have produced guidance for commissioners to promote better models of medical care for care home residents.
Integrated care for older people with frailty
'Integrated care for older people with frailty' shows what an integrated health and social care system looks like. Produced jointly by the BGS and the Royal College of General Practitioners, it provides case studies that illustrate the positive impact integrated care can have.
Introduction to Frailty
What is frailty and why should you look for it in the older patient? We outline the causes and possible ways to prevent frailty, as well as asking if there is any value in screening for frailty on a population or practice-wide basis.
Fit for Frailty Part 1
Frailty means patients with what appear to be straightforward symptoms may be masking a more serious underlying problem. How to recognise frailty in a routine situation, emergency situation, or in an outpatient surgical setting, including a range of established tests you can use.