BGS members can join our members directory allowing them to connect with other healthcare professionals in their region.
The forum is free to access for all health professionals with a BGS web account. You can access it by logging into the site via chat.bgs.org.uk or via the BGS app. Use the forum to discuss older people's healthcare by theme (e.g. dementia) or topic (e.g. workforce). The forum also allows you to ask questions, or help provide answers to other professionals. It is a forum where health professionals can ask seek help, offer support to others or share their successes. Find out more on the forum information page.
There are multiple ways to get involved with your BGS region.
Submit content for your j [dot] gaudreau [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: E-bulletin) (regional e-bulletin). Every month, the BGS sends a tailored e-bulletin to each of its 14 England Regions promoting local initiatives, research and learning opportunities, prizes and grants and members' work. Help us spread the word about the good work in your region by sharing content recommendations with us.
Write a blog or a newsletter article to promote the work and initiatives of your region. Contact ourpr [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk ( PR Manager for Blogs )and our editor [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (Editor for the Newsletter) to find out more.
Help organise a meeting. By joining an organising committee, you will have the chance to influence the topics covered at future meetings and help create the best programme to enable colleagues to improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare to older people. aileenmccartney [at] nhs [dot] net (Contact your local secretary) or email registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk to express your interest in helping to organise a future region meeting.
Medical students are invited to volunteer at a regional meeting. Duties at the meeting can involve supervision of the auditorium, welcoming delegates and supporting speakers presentation. Volunteers receive free attendance to the meeting.