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.
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.
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.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Community Practice
The ageing population in the UK and increasing pressures on acute hospitals has shifted the balance of care to the community and providing care closer to home. This has led to closer joint working across primary and secondary care, with social care and the third sector.
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