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Front door frailty: Advice on setting up services
In this document, the BGS sets out five principles that should underpin front door frailty services, as well as tips on establishing services from those who have been through the process.
Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during hot weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for hot weather and how to look after patients in extreme heat.
Delirium Hub: Delirium in specific settings and situations
This section of the BGS Delirium Hub focuses on managing delirium in specific settings and clinical situations.
Ageing Meets Kidney Disease
Learn more on the importance of diagnosis and managing chronic kidney disease in older adults through this collection from Age and Ageing in collaboration with the ERA journals Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT) and Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ).
Developments in stroke medicine
The field of stroke medicine has seen significant advances and there is an ever increasing awareness that there are real opportunities to make a dramatic difference to stroke patients. Age and Ageing has charted our progress, publishing key research, and sharing ground-breaking ideas and knowledge. This online collection showcases some of the very best of such work.
BGS Position Statement: Person-centred acute hospital care for people with dementia
Around half of people aged over 70 who are admitted to hospital as an emergency have a cognitive disorder such as dementia. This BGS position statement sets out the principles of good person-centred care for older people admitted to acute hospitals with dementia.
COVID-19: Preventing nosocomial infection in older people
This resource provides practical steps that can be taken to protect older patients against nosocomial (hospital-acquired) COVID-19 on acute wards this winter.
Delirium Hub: Introduction
A series of resources which provide an introductory overview of delirium.
Guideline for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery
The Centre for Perioperative Care, working in collaboration with the British Geriatrics Society, has published guidance for the care of people living with frailty undergoing elective and emergency surgery that encompasses the whole perioperative pathway.
Webinar recording: Cardiovascular SIG Webinar - COVID19
Content from the BGS Cardiovascular SIG Webinar - COVID19 which took place on 25 June 2020.
COVID-19: End of life care in older people
This page brings together resources and information for any clinician or carer who finds themselves faced with providing care at the end of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Urgent care needs
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people examines the management of acute deterioration in the context of frailty at the end of life.
BGS Position Statement: Older patients undergoing emergency laparotomy
This position statement sets out the British Geriatrics Society recommendations for assessment of older patients being considered for emergency laparotomy.
COVID-19: Dementia and cognitive impairment
This brief guidance was developed by Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England/Improvement. It is applicable to those with dementia and anyone with cognitive impairment resulting from conditions which affect the brain.
Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases
This consensus advice has been drawn up by experts from the BGS, EDA and RCPsych. It should be used in conjunction with local policy and governance practice employed within your own organisation.
COVID-19: Stress, coping and resilience
Scottish Quality & Safety Fellows, NHS Scotland, have put together some easy-to-follow tips on stress, coping and resilience during this difficult time which they have kindly allowed us to share.
Presentation slides: Frailty and Urgent Care 2019
The BGS Frailty and Urgent Care Meeting 2019 was held on 15 February 2019 in London.
RCP Falls and Fragility Audit Programme (FFFAP) patient resources
The Royal College of Physicians Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP) has developed a series of patient and public centred resources to support better care.
Does pain increase delirium risk in people with dementia during a hospital admission?
Alexandra Feast describes a study which highlights how people with dementia experienced pain for a substantial part of their admission without being able to communicate this pain. It explores the relationship between pain, dementia and delirium.
Improving the care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting
General hospitals are designed to deliver safe, effective and often highly technological care. For people with dementia, however, these unfamiliar clinical environments can be frightening, disorientating and a threat to independence and wellbeing.