Shape of Training Report – more clarity needed before the opportunities can be realised

Zoe Wyrko is a Consultant physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is the Director of Workforce for the BGS. She tweets at @geri_baby A joint position statement has been released by the Royal Colleges of Physicians (Edinburgh, Glasgow and London), … Continue reading

Unfit for purpose?: UK Undergraduate Medical Training is not teaching doctors enough about ageing

Adam Gordon and Adrian Blundell are Consultants and Honorary Associate Professors in Medicine of Older People at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. They write here about a programme of work to better understand how UK medical schools teach about ageing, … Continue reading

The Shape of Training report – let’s get the basics right but not at the expense of excellence

Zoe Wyrko is a Consultant physician at University Hospital Birmingham and is the Honorary Secretary for the BGS. She tweets at @geri_baby  I’m really not quite sure what to make of the Shape of Training report which was issued last … Continue reading

Better care for older people

Niall Dickson is Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, sets out how the professional regulator is responding to the needs of doctors when treating older patients. Follow the GMC at @gmcuk Healthcare is very largely a business for the … Continue reading

7-Day Working: Enjoy these weekends while you can…

Amit Arora is a consultant physician in care of older people and Chair of the England Council of the BGS. The Francis report, Bruce Keogh’s mortality review, the winter beds crisis, A/E crisis and Future Hospitals commission report from the … Continue reading

Francis Report – A Nursing Perspective

Jane Buswell is Chair of the BGS Specialist Nurse and Senior Practitioners Group On reading the Francis report one might be misled into thinking that the report points to nurses as having sole responsibility for delivering compassionate care and that … Continue reading