Quality Matters

Dr Gill Turner is the recently appointed BGS Vice President for Clinical Quality and is a clinical consultant at  University Hospital Southampton

The BGS exists to promote quality health care for frail older people. So, why do we need a Vice President for Clinical Quality in the BGS?

I asked this very question when I applied for the post last summer – and although not yet fully answered, I now believe I understand some of what might be needed of this leadership role. I have spent the 4 months since my appointment considering how we need to develop our ‘quality’ agenda. This has, so far, involved much thought, hours of reading and many visits and conversations with experts from throughout the UK. Continue reading