Vacancies: Region officer and volunteers roles
BGS members are actively encouraged to support their local regions and to get involved either by becoming a member of the local officer committee, by volunteering at meeting or submitting their research for promotion at regional events. As a volunteers you will get a chance to support your local region and become involved in the running of your specialty, contributing to decisions taken at both a local and national level. If you are keen to help strengthen the multi-disciplinary community of BGS members in your region, we’d love to hear from you. Found out how you can play a vital role in your local regional network, help shape a diverse and inclusive community and play an active part in developing better healthcare for older people on the region opportunities' page.
As a volunteer you will get a chance to support your local region and become involved in the running of your specialty, contributing to decisions taken at both a local and national level. Find out from our officers how their involvement with the BGS has empowered them to play an active part in campaigning for better care for older people.
And as a BGS officer, I have spoken at and chaired a meeting, co-presented a poster at a regional meeting, been to the Department of Health and gained an insight into the “bigger picture” around management of frailty. I have therefore had a lot more to offer to my colleagues and have taken them to see work being done for people with frailty in other parts of the country through BGS contacts. So I would definitely recommend not just being a member of the Society but getting stuck in and helping shape the future for the BGS both for one’s own career development but also for that of others.
Dr Eva Kalmus, Co-chair, BGS GeriGPs Group