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Smarter data, better care: Empowering care homes to use data to transform quality of care
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) hosted an event in London in September 2023 on ideas and practice around a minimum dataset for care homes. This report, which is based on presentations at the event and the debate that followed, makes 12 recommendations for the effective implementation and delivery of a national minimum dataset that we believe policy-makers and regulators should consider.
BGS responses to external consultations
The BGS regularly responds to external consultations by the UK government and those of the devolved nations that relate to older people's health, social care and wider issues, such as workforce. On this page you can find copies of our responses to recent consultations.
The case for more geriatricians: Strengthening the workforce to care for an ageing population
This report examines the geriatrician workforce needed to provide high-quality care for an ageing population with increasingly complex needs.
The geriatric medicine workforce 2022
This report looks at data collected by the Royal College of Physicians on the consultant workforce.
Economics of ageing
A collaborative collection on the topic of economics of ageing and pensions, from Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Journal of Public Health, and Age and Ageing.
Presentation Recordings: 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting
Presentations from 2021 South East and South West Thames Joint Region Meeting (4 CPD Points)
Flexible Working in Geriatric Medicine
This BGS position statement sets out the benefits of less than full time (LTFT) working in geriatric medicine for both individuals and organisations, and provides six guiding principles as well as tips for sucessful flexible working.
#BGSFairCare: Our letters to Ministers
Read our letters to the Health Ministers in each of the four nations of the UK asking them to take urgent action to protect older people during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Social support
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people encourages the multidisciplinary team to consider social, practical and emotional needs.
BGS GeriGPs Group and the NHS Long Term Plan
GeriGPs and the GeriGP group of the BGS offer a constructive solution to some of the challenges facing the NHS.
Presentation slides: BGS SE & SW Thames Joint Region Meeting 2019
The BGS SE & SW Thames Joint Region Meeting 2019 was held on 16 October 2019 in West Sussex.
Healthier for longer: How healthcare professionals can support older people
This report is intended to explore how messages of prevention and healthy ageing apply to a population group that may already be ill and frail, and to the healthcare professionals who care for them.
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.