History of geriatric medicine in the UK: early publications
Early publications on geriatric medicine; the origin of the word 'geriatrics' and first mention of a 'geriatric giant'.
Quality care for older people with urgent and emergency care needs - the 'Silver Book' - is a review of the problems older people encounter when they need emergency medical care. It shows how emergency admissions can be reduced and the experience of those admitted improved.
Proactive care of older people undergoing surgery
More older people are undergoing surgery, but postoperative outcomes are worse than for younger patients. This case study looks at the Proactive Care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) team at Guy's and St Thomas's.
Mental health - Helping an older person who is experiencing anxiety?
Feeling anxious from time to time is a normal human experience. When someone is anxious they might experience feelings of tension, nervousness, heightened awareness, fear or uncertainty, dry mouth and throat, and tightness in the chest.
Mental health nurses and older patients’ physical health needs
Physical health problems, particularly chronic health problems such as obesity, diabetes and smoking-related illnesses, are more common in people with long-term mental illness.
Improving healthcare support in care homes
This study describes the model of healthcare support being delivered to nursing homes in South Manchester since 2004.
What you should expect from your NHS bladder and bowel service
The Royal College of Physicians published audit findings about the services and quality of care of people with bladder and bowel incontinence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality and Improvement Partnership.
Wales: Core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine
In a pioneering step, Wales has developed a comprehensive core curriculum of competencies for intermediate care for SpRs in geriatric medicine. While designed for SpRs in Wales, the curriculum has UK-wide relevance.
What is mental capacity? What do we really mean when we ask if a patient has (or lacks) capacity? Capacity often depends on context. The ethical conundrum of mental capacity unravelled.
Dignity campaign 2010
Vulnerable older people deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, humanity and compassion. The BGS promoted standards covering five key areas of caregiving, accompanied by a downloadable poster and flyer.