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Deconditioning information for providers of services for older people and the public
The National Falls Prevention Co-ordination Group (NFPCG) Deconditioning task and finish sub-group have developed a suite of five resources intended to support individuals, health and care professionals and commissioners to take action to help older adults become more active and recondition following activity restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Vaccinations and older people
The BGS was pleased that older people were prioritised for access to the first and second doses of the COVID vaccine. As the booster programme gets underway in the UK, this page brings together current information on vaccination, including BGS statements and useful external links.
Community geriatrics: Video case presentations
A selection of case presentations on community geriatric services and initiatives which were first presented at the BGS Autumn Meeting 2021 (24-26 November).
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.
Presentation Recordings: West Midlands Region Autumn Meeting 2021
The West Midlands Region Autumn Meeting 2021 was held on 24 September 2021
Presentation Recordings: SW Thames Region Spring Meeting 2021
The SW Thames Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 20 May 2021
Presentation Recordings: Wessex Region Spring Meeting 2021
The Wessex Region Spring Meeting 2021 was held on 27 May 2021
The Patients Association Care Home Charter
The Patients Association's Care Home Charter was launched in 2019 to improve medication practices for people living in care homes across the UK.
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: 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: 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.
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 Autumn Meeting 2019
The BGS Autumn Meeting 2019 was held 6-8 November in Leicester.
Fun-guarding: Is safe the enemy of fun?
'Fun' and 'safe' do not have to be opposite concepts, writes Susan Shenkin.
Fun-guarding: When my time comes
Trisha Elliott reflects on how she would like fun to be guarded when she approaches frailty in older age.
Fun-guarding: Does it bring joy?
Consider whether an activity will bring joy to an older person over whether it is socially appropriate, says Jenni Mack.