The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) was founded in 1947 for “the relief of suffering and distress amongst the aged and infirm by the improvement of standards of medical care for such persons, the holding of meetings and the publication and distribution of the results of research”.
ENT UK trading as the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) and the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (BAO-HNS), is the result of an amalgamation between the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons and the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. Its objectives are “The advancement for the public benefit of education, training and research in the fields of otorhinolaryngology – head and neck surgery; the relief of patients suffering from diseases in the ear, nose and throat and related areas”.
Middlesex University, London, UK
Middlesex University has a reputation for the highest quality teaching, research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to working with businesses to develop staff potential and provide solutions to business issues. Middlesex University’s expertise is wide ranging, from engineering, information, health and social sciences, to business, arts and education – and we are national leaders in work based learning solutions.
The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) is the national representative body for staff caring for medical patients in the acute hospital setting. Formed in 2000, SAM was established at a time when the concepts of ‘Acute Medicine’ and the ‘Acute Medical Unit’ (AMU) were in their infancy. Since that time things have moved forward considerably – most hospitals now have an AMU and Acute Medicine has been approved as a speciality in its own right. Large numbers of specialist ‘acute physicians’ have been appointed to drive forward changes in the management of patients on the AMU, and several hundred specialist registrars are now training on the newly approved Curriculum in Acute Internal Medicine. SAM has played a pivotal role in many of these developments and is represented on many national committees enabling a strong voice for acute physicians within the Royal Colleges and other key organisations.
Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Medanta is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
The Royal College of General Practitioners, London, UK
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is a membership body of family doctors committed to delivering excellence in general practice and patient care, in the UK and overseas.
The Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK
The Royal College of Pathologists was established in 1962 to co-ordinate this development and maintain the internationally renowned standards and reputation of British pathology. Today the College advises on a wide range of issues relating to pathology. The College’s mission statement is to promote excellence in the practice of pathology and to be responsible for maintaining standards through training, assessments, examinations and professional development, to the benefit of the public.
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, London, UK
The IBMS is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the United Kingdom. It aims to promote and develop the role of biomedical science within healthcare to deliver the best possible service for patient care and safety.
The British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) was founded in 1922 and has evolved into a complex organisation that plays a pivotal role in the delivery of cardiovascular health across the UK. There are currently over 2,140 members of the BCS. The membership is growing steadily and includes the great majority, probably 90%, of UK consultant cardiologists. Many specialist registrars, GPs with a special interest and other professionals with an interest in cardiovascular medicine are also members.
European Society of Cardiology
The ESC provides an array of scientific and educational activities, such as the production and continuous updating of Clinical Practice Guidelines, the organisation of educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas. It also organises the ESC Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe. The ESC is also proud to hold, in conjunction with its constituent bodies, subspecialty congresses, which are becoming increasingly popular within the profession. The ESC also edits and publishes 7 of the world’s leading journals on cardiology.
National Association of Primary Care
NAPC is the leading membership organisation, driving forward tomorrow’s changes today. It is both a non-political and non-profit making body, which represents and supports the interests of all its members within primary care. NAPC’s policy is to seek to influence the primary health care agenda to bring about locally sensitive, appropriate and timely services for local populations. NAPC is the only organisation in primary care, which has any historic experience among its officers and members, of GP practices managing real budgets. The demands and challenges of GP commissioning are in our blood stream; our understanding of the details of the processes involved is second to none.
The Royal College of Anaesthetists
The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom. Its principal responsibility is to ensure the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, pain management and intensive care.