NICE: Intermediate care including reablement
NICE standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
RCP London 2018: Safe medical staffing
The RCP Guidance on safe medical staffing aims to help those planning hospital services to answer: ‘How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and effective care for patients with medical problems?'.
Tools for Clinical History-Taking
A list of validated tools which may be useful in augmenting clinical history-taking as part of comprehensive geriatric assessment, or as screening tools to trigger the need for an in-depth assessment.
Focus on physicians: 2017–18 census (UK consultants and higher specialty trainees)
Focus on Physicians 2017-18 is the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow’s most recent census on the consultant physician and higher specialty trainee workforce in the UK.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Tissue Viability
Pressure ulcers cause immense suffering and considerable increases in length of stay. An understanding of the causes of pressure ulceration is fundamental to prevention of occurrence.
Clarification of training requirements for higher specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine in Orthogeriatrics
This curriculum is based on the specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine, formulated in August 2010 (amended in 2016).
Mock Specialist Certificate Exams (SCE)
Between 2012 and 2017, the BGS has, as part of the annual Trainees' Weekend, set a mock SCE session in order to support BGS trainees who were preparing to sit the RCP SCE exam. Here we publish the mock questions and answers for each year's session.
Curriculum - Specialty training curriculum for geriatric medicine
The JRCPTB published the curriculum for specialist trainees in geriatric medicine in 2010. In 2016, it published an amended edition. Trainees are be required to learn to manage the whole range of medical conditions at a generalist level for adults of all ages.
The BGS supports new/early career investigators in research through a number of opportunities. The aim of this resource is to provide existing and new information in the form of a pathway for investigators to follow and experience the development of their ideas to outputs.
Career in Geriatric Medicine
Providing healthcare to older adults is often extremely challenging. Patients often have multiple long-term conditions, and present to healthcare in atypical ways. Doctors need to be highly competent communicators with knowledge of medical ethics, social care and palliative medicine.