The BGS Blog has moved!

The BGS Blog has moved! To see our latest blogs visit

Four years ago, the BGS embarked on an extensive project to review its communications, and to update its image and brand. This exercise has culminated in the launch of a brand new website, packed with exciting new features and functionality. Our new site brings together all BGS services into one platform: conferences, the BGS blog, policy updates, membership, our Age and Ageing journal, and in time eLearning.

To receive updates when we publish new BGS blogs please log into our new website and update your communications preferences.

Please follow the simple instructions so that you can log in, access BGS services and update your communication preferences. You can read instructions on how to log in to the new website here.

Please do this regardless of any previous account you may have had. Your old login details are now void.

Find that resource

The new search function is facilitated by a handy Topics list, but visitors to the website can drill down into the search by, for example, selecting specific information types e.g. excluding blogs and news, to access only resources. Of course, searching on a particular phrase e.g. ‘Silver Book’ or ‘Fit for Frailty’ is also an option. Different information types reflect the authoritative weight of the material. Resources are also categorised as either ‘research’ orientated or ‘clinical’ and again, the search facility allows the searcher to filter on these criteria.

Register for BGS Events

Major BGS conferences are held in the spring and autumn of each year. They attract hundreds of delegates and cover the latest advances in research and showcasing the best in clinical quality. We also run smaller scale focused on specific conditions such as falls and bone health, cardiovascular disease and continence. Every BGS conference has a full programme of CPD content. See upcoming events here.

Special Interest Groups

The Society’s Special Interest Groups (SIGS) include a range of sub-specialisms from anaemia to urgent care of frail older people. The SIGs respond to government consultation documents, and publish guidelines and policy statements. You can join these groups in your online profile by viewing the tab “Update personal details and SIG memberships”. You can also opt to receive communications from these special interest groups by updating your communication preferences by clicking on the button below.

Member Services

You can also become a member of the BGS via your online account by visiting the Join Us Page. Becoming a member gives you access to a range of professional support and benefits, including discounted fees for BGS events (saving up to £205 for a single conference in 2018, compared to non-members), print and online subscriptions to our scientific journal Age and Ageing and access to best practice guidance on topics such as diagnosing and treating frailty or commissioning services for care homes. See our member benefits here.

If you have any questions regarding logging into your BGS account or becoming a member, please do not hesitate to email or call 0207 608 6942.

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