Founded in 1947, the British Geriatrics Society now has over 3,400 members, and we are the only Society in the UK offering specialist expertise in the wide range of healthcare needs of older people. The BGS promotes excellence in the healthcare of older people. We believe that care should be patient-centred, multidisciplinary, and that health, social and community care should be an integrated, seamless service. We promote and facilitate high standards of clinical quality and research through our scientific conferences and journal, Age and Ageing. We encourage the sharing of best practice and learning across disciplines, to help foster more integrated and multidisciplinary approaches. We support our members’ professional development both through the continuing professional development (CPD) content of our regular meetings, and by offering grants and prizes at different stages of our members’ careers. We are a leading national policy voice on the care of older people, influencing the development of health care policy across the UK and ensuring the design, commissioning and delivery of age appropriate health services.