British Geriatrics Society – Scottish Branch

Promote high standards of health care for older people

The BGS Scotland is the professional organisation of doctors who specialise in the medicine of old age. The branch has 280 or so members and is affiliated to the main British Geriatrics Society in London (BGS).


  • To promote high standards of health care for older people at home, in hospital and in nursing and residential homes
  • To promote rehabilitation to maximise independence
  • To promote research, education and training in health care for older people.

Services provided:

  • Regular educational and scientific meetings
  • Support of research and training in health care of older people
  • Publication of regular reports on health topics relevant to health professionals working with older people
  • Act as a source of information and advice for those planning health care of older people.


Members are doctors with an interest in the health care of older people, contact the organisation for further details.

They welcome suggestions and input from members of BGS Scotland or from representatives of organisations sharing the interests of the Society. Contact the Web Editor, of Belford Hospital.



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