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Information for healthcare professionals caring for older people during cold weather
This article lays out UK Health Security Agency’s guidance on how healthcare professionals can best prepare for cold weather and how to look after older adults when temperatures drop below freezing.
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.
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.
Winter vaccines for older people
This winter, respiratory illnesses, including COVID and flu, are prevalent across the NHS affecting both older people and the healthcare professionals who care for them. It is important for both older people and healthcare professionals to be vaccinated to give them the best chances of staying well.
Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on BGS members, their patients, their way of working and their mental and emotional wellbeing. This report aims to capture these experiences and the lessons learnt from how the pandemic was handled. It also outlines what could be done better if a similar situation ever arises again.
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.
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).
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.