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.
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.
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.
As We Once Were: Wartime Rationing
Before the Second World War, Britain was not self-sufficient in many materials. Less than one third of the food available in the UK at the start of the war was home produced and the country had to import some 20 million tons each year.
As we once were The wartime emergency medical service and the future NHS
When Mr Chamberlain announced on September 3rd 1939 that this country was at war with Germany, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) swung into action.
The way we once were The Sheldon Surveys of Wolverhampton and the Birmingham Chronic Sick Regional Hospitals, 1948 and 1961
Developments which led to the establishment of the NHS
As we once were - Hospital Beds and the King’s Fund Project
The role of the King's Fund in the design of hospital beds and leading up to the formation of the NHS
The Elderly and the Workhouse
The chronicle of care of older people in Britainstretches back hundreds of years. In those early days, illness would be managed within the family, perhaps with aid from local herbalists. When available, almshouses provided free or subsidised housing for frail elderly.
Physician assisted suicide
Assisted suicide is undoubtedly a controversial issue, with strongly held views on both sides of the argument. Premilla Fade sets out the British Geriatrics Society's position on this issue.
Overseas-trained South Asian doctors and the development of geriatric medicine
The role of immigrants from the Asian sub-continent in the development of geriatric medicine
Collaborative working with patients and their families
‘Person-centred care’ is a much-used phrase in nursing. According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010), nurses must ‘be responsible and accountable for safe, compassionate, person-centred, evidence-based nursing’.