British Geriatrics Society

Partnership type: Sponsorship

Organisation: British Geriatrics Society

The final strand of  the Trust’s Older People’s Care Improvement Initiative saw Picker Europe carrying out a review of the current education and training landscape for the health and social care workforce, its latest developments and whether there might be certain professions delivering care to older people which may benefit from enhanced education and training, and what this might involve.

The work, published in August, 2018, identified a lack of consistency of approach in recruitment practices, training standards and requirements, but a very real passion and dedication among both senior and junior participants indicating a very solid foundation for change.

We are therefore working with a range of representative organisations across the health and social care sectors to identify and celebrate areas of good practice.

To support this, we are delighted to be funding a number of places for nurses and allied health professionals at the BGS Quality Improvement in Healthcare of Older People event taking place on 3-4 October 2019.