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A Career in Geriatric Medicine
Providing healthcare to older adults is often extremely challenging. Patients often have multiple long-term conditions, and present to healthcare in atypical ways. Doctors need to be highly competent communicators with knowledge of medical ethics, social care and palliative medicine.
Out of Programme Time: maintaining clinical skills
When taking time out of programme (or OOP), it's important to maintain clinical skills and knowledge when medical practice is constantly evolving.
Doing research part time
If you're thinking of doing research but are put off by taking a lengthy break from work or studies, consider doing research part time alongside your clinical job. We examine the pros and cons.
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.
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.
NAHP Council Peer support meeting content
#NurseAHPcouncil online meeting
Wednesday 24th February 2021
National networking through peer support and professional development
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.
The workforce of health and care professionals involved in improving and delivering care to older people encompasses a wide range of disciplines, training and careers. This section brings together important information about this uniquely skilled and varied workforce.
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: 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 workforce data: 2016 summary
A summary of the BGS workforce data findings from 2016.
BGS workforce data: 2017 summary
A summary of the BGS workforce data findings from 2017.
BGS workforce data: background
A brief background to the workforce data published by BGS.
RCP London 2018: Safe medical staffing
The RCP Guidance on safe medical staffing aims to help those planning hospital services to answer: ‘How many doctors or their alternatives, with what capabilities, do we need to provide safe, timely and effective care for patients with medical problems?'.
Workforce and the BGS
The BGS works closely with the workforce team at RCP. Information on consultant numbers and other details such as projected retirements are taken from the annual RCP survey.
Training in palliative and end-of-life care: Guidance for trainees (and their trainers) in non-palliative medicine training posts
Physicians practising in general internal medicine (GIM) commonly manage illness in patients who may be in the last phase of their lives. It is therefore an important part of the specialist training programme to manage patient and family involvement.