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COVID-19: Vaccinations and older people
The first vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved for use in the UK and older people are being prioritised for access to the vaccine. This page brings together current information on vaccination, including BGS position statements, Q&As and useful external links.
Talking heads: Perspectives from the COVID-19 pandemic
Perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic and its affect on members' mental and emotional health, aired at the BGS Autumn Meeting 2020.
Remote consultations during COVID-19 and beyond
This resource aims to bring together useful sources of guidance, advice and information on carrying out safe, effective and successful remote consultations in a range of healthcare settings.
Through the visor: Reflecting on member experiences of the COVID-19 first wave
As the country moved out of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, BGS issued a survey to its members to find out about their experiences of working through the pandemic and their concerns going forward. This report summarises its findings and sets out actions for the future.
How do I manage delirium in older people with COVID-19?
Delirium is now recognised as a common symptom of coronavirus, and older people living in long-term care facilities are at higher risk, especially those with dementia.
COVID-19: Frailty scores and outcomes in older people
This page brings together studies specifically examining the link between frailty and COVID-19 outcomes in acute care. It is intended that it will be updated every month following a review of the literature to provide an update on any frailty and COVID-19 papers.
COVID-19: PROTECT Trial
PROTECT is a UK-wide clinical trial to identify treatments that can protect care home residents from developing COVID-19.
COVID-19: Treatment for older people in the community
This page brings together guidance and practical advice for the management of older adults with COVID-19 in the community, including drug treatment and examples of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
COVID-19: COGER Study
The COGER study is collecting data to gain insight into the course of functional and medical recovery in older people affected by COVID-19 participating in rehabilitation across Europe.
COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.
Age and Ageing journal: Free collection of COVID-19 papers
A collection of papers related to the COVID-19 pandemic which have been published in Age and Ageing which form an important contribution to the collective understanding of the disease and its effect on older people.
Beneficial innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland
BGS has published a report of beneficial innovations that have been implemented by members in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Rehabilitation of older people
This page brings together resources and information relating to the rehabilitation of older people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Identifying older people most vulnerable to COVID-19
This paper aims to summarise the concerns raised by the BGS about current government advice concerning those at greatest risk of the most adverse COVID-19 outcomes, which includes older people, and includes recommendations for how these should be taken forward.
COVID-19: Health and care staff wellbeing
Links, resources and tools to help support personal wellbeing during a particularly challenging time for the health and care workforce.
COVID-19: PRINCIPLE trial for older people in the community
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for older people and stop them needing to go to hospital. The trial is recruiting participants through its website and GP practices across the UK.
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.
COVID-19: Tools and templates
This resource brings together tools, templates and transferable examples of materials which may be of use across a variety of clinical settings and scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: End of life care and dementia
This brief guidance was developed by Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England/Improvement, and has been incorporated into NHS England publications.