Outreach in the East
Duncan Forsyth has been involved with teaching Geriatric Medicine in Malaysia since 2003. Here he describes the opportunities that his Far East experiences have produced.
Geriatric medicine - spreading the word abroad
In this issue of the newsletter, we have articles from BGS members who have spent time in other countries, teaching, lecturing, researching or delivering services. We would like to hear from members who may be interested in these opportunities.
An interview with Prof Tahir Masud - BGS President Elect
At the AGM in November, Prof Tahir Masud will succeed Dr Eileen Burns as President of the Society. We asked Tash about the journey that led him to this point.
October 2018: President's Column
The last column of the President, Eileen Burns, before leaving office in November 2018.
Cochrane review: Multifactorial & multicomponent interventions for preventing falls in the community, care facilities and hospitals
Two separate Cochrane reviews published in 2018 looked at multifactorial and multiple component interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community, and care facilities and hospitals
Depression among older people living in care homes report
A joint report by the BGS and RCPsychs which collates and showcases examples of the best practice which flow from effective interdisciplinary collaboration and practice in treating depression in older people living in care homes.
The Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Study (HoW-CGA) - Public Information Leaflet
A public information publication on the benefits of a comprehensive geriatric assessment for an older person attending hospital.
NICE Guidance: Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s
This NICE quality standard, published in September 2018, covers the organisation and delivery of emergency and acute medical care in the community and in hospital.
2018 NICE impact report on falls and fragility fractures
NICE impact reports review how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system, helping to improve outcomes where this is needed most.
HoW-CGA - Introduction to the service level toolkit
You are an anaesthetist, a surgeon, an oncology specialist, or other acute care physician. Team members’ training may not have focused on the needs of older people and may lack confidence and expertise in managing older people.
HoW-CGA Chapter 1: Using data to identify problem and convince others about the solution
The first challenge on your improvement journey is to identify whether there are areas of the care you provide for frail older patients that could be improved, and then convincing others that the solution to the problem is the right one.
How-CGA Chapter 2: Self-assessment
You may already have a good idea about the service outcomes you wish to improve. Evidence suggests that integrating assessment and management of frail older patients into your service is more effective than having a consultation geriatric service at arm’s length.