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End of Life Care in Frailty: Medicines management
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people examines the issue of polypharmacy at the end of life.
COVID-19: BGS statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic
Research is an essential part of the global and UK strategy and response to COVID-19. This is the British Geriatrics Society statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Age and Ageing collection: Frailty in older people
This collection shows how far frailty has come, not just an abstract concept, but a condition with an established and important place in the healthcare of older people.
Age and Ageing collection: Sarcopenia research and practice
Selected key references that showcase developments in the field of sarcopenia, how definitions have evolved and evidence on prevalence, causes, and adverse effects.
Age and Ageing collection: Longitudinal studies of ageing
Highlights the approaches, scope and impacts of a selection of longitudinal studies of ageing published in Age and Ageing within the past 10 years.
Frailty and lung disease: Best practice
Dr Laura Pugh and Dr Chris Dyer of the BGS Respiratory SIG explain how acute respiratory and geriatric medicine teams can work together on issues of frailty.
Presentation slides: OncoGeriatrics Joint Meeting 2019
View presentation slides from the Joint BGS, Macmillan and RCR OncoGeriatrics Meeting 2019 held on 27-28 February 2019 in London.
Strong, Steady & Straight: NOS Exercise and Osteoporosis Consensus Statement
Strong, Steady and Straight is an expert consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis from the National Osteoporosis Society, supported by the BGS.
Out-of-hospital management of UTIs in elderly patients
Health Education England has commissioned an educational film, in collaboration with Public Health England’s Primary Care Unit, on the treatment of UTIs in older adults
Morbidity - Comorbidity and multimorbidity. What do they mean?
Comorbidity simply means more than one illness or disease occurring in one person at the same time and multimorbidity means more than two illnesses or diseases occurring in the same person at the same time.
Dr Eileen Burns looks at how Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, better communication and palliative care principles can improve the quality of end of life care for older people, and asks: what constitutes a good death?
Nutritional Advice in Common Clinical Situations
The incidence of under nutrition among patients admitted to hospitals in UK is around 28% and is 25% greater in older people. Under nutrition results in longer lengths of stay in hospital. In care homes, 30% of residents were found to be undernourished.
Clinical guidelines on falls and fractures
Guidelines from NICE and Public Health England on prevention of falls and fractures, and the diagnosis and management of hip fractures.
Clinical guidelines on advance care planning, multimorbidity and winter deaths
Clinical guidelines from the BGS / RCP and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on advance care planning, multimorbidity and the risks associated with cold homes in winter.