Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in the Bristol city region by integrating, promoting and developing the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

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Sobering evidence on drinking during pregnancy: do we know how little is too much?

Sobering evidence on drinking during pregnancy: do we know how little is too much?

11 September 2017

New research from the University of Bristol suggests that consuming even small amounts of alcohol in pregnancy may be linked with higher chances of having a small baby and delivering prematurely, though evidence was surprisingly lacking.

From air pollution to cold homes, Healthy City Week 2017 will explore Bristol’s health and sustainability challenges

From air pollution to cold homes, Healthy City Week 2017 will explore Bristol’s health and sustainability challenges

8 September 2017

Healthy City Week returns from 7 to 14 October with a unique programme of events exploring the health and sustainability of our city, creating and deepening conversations around some of the major health and sustainability challenges we face...

Nominate a healthcare hero in the Bristol Health and Care Awards 2017

Nominate a healthcare hero in the Bristol Health and Care Awards 2017

6 September 2017

The Bristol Post are continuing their search for the city’s top heroes of healthcare. The Bristol Health and Care Awards are back for a second year and they want to shine a light on the people who are literally saving lives every day.

Extending liaison psychiatry service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary improves care and reduces costs for self-harm patients

Extending liaison psychiatry service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary improves care and reduces costs for self-harm patients

23 August 2017

Extending the operating hours of the liaison psychiatry service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary’s (BRI) Emergency Department has led to improved care and outcomes for patients who have self-harmed, NIHR-funded research has found.

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

22 August 2017

Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘chest infections’) in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms.

Reflections on the HIT conference extreme networking session

Reflections on the HIT conference extreme networking session

21 August 2017

Trish Harding and Olly Watson of Bristol Health Partners reflect on the networking session they ran at this year’s Health Integration Team conference.

Calling all dads…let’s talk

Calling all dads…let’s talk

14 August 2017

Talking about the highs, and understanding the lows, of being a dad is the theme of a new project led by an inter-disciplinary team of academics from the University of Bristol.

Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, Lancet studies suggest

Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, Lancet studies suggest

11 August 2017

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Healt...

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people are safe and reduce hospital use

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people are safe and reduce hospital use

9 August 2017

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people appear safe and could reduce use of acute hospital care and length of time receiving care, a new study from the University of Bristol published in BMJ Open ​has found.

Latest events

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

22 September 2017

A new art exhibition of work by people with lived experience of eating disorders is opening in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. The artists are service users from the STEPS (Specialised Treatment for Eating Disorders) service run by Avon and Wil

Workshop: How to mobilise the QI potential in your team and support trainees in their QI work

Workshop: How to mobilise the QI potential in your team and support trainees in their QI work

27 September 2017

Looking for support with Quality Improvement (QI) work and ideas on how to build QI capability with colleagues? Are you preparing to support your trainees in their QI work?

NEWS2: The Next Generation #Openspace

NEWS2: The Next Generation #Openspace

28 September 2017

This half day event is aimed at those who have been working on NEWS. It will consist of one plenary talk from Matt Inada-Kim, a National Clinical Advisor on Sepsis, who will be introducing NEWS2.

Digital Art of the Possible

Digital Art of the Possible

4 October 2017

Save the date of the next Digital Art of the Possible' event. It's happening on 4 October 2017, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol 8.30am – 4.30pm

Healthy City Week 2017 Expo

Healthy City Week 2017 Expo

5 October 2017

Since Healthy City Week first started in 2015, University Hospitals Bristol has held an Expo event as part to promote sustainable lifestyle choices, health, happiness and wellbeing in our city.

A Healthy Green Mingle! Co-hosted with Bristol Health Partners

A Healthy Green Mingle! Co-hosted with Bristol Health Partners

5 October 2017

In October Bristol Health Partners is delighted to co-host Bristol Green Capital Partnership's monthly Green Mingle in the lead up to Healthy City Week 2017.

Freedom of Mind Festival 2017

Freedom of Mind Festival 2017

6 October 2017

Freedom of Mind Festival is back for 2017. We all have a mental health and Freedom of Mind aims to give everyone access to the tools and opportunities which mean they can talk about and celebrate their mental health.

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

7 October 2017

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7 – 14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.

Fun Palaces – Saturday big event

Fun Palaces – Saturday big event

7 October 2017

Kicking off Healthy City Week, join the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Fun Palaces on a creative, playful and scientific exploration of the health of you and your city at these FREE events.

Fun Palaces – Sunday activities

Fun Palaces – Sunday activities

8 October 2017

The second day of the Fun Palace events take place at various city centre locations including the Bristol Ferry where you can make a pom pom whilst taking a ferry ride.

Pavement parking: problems and solutions

Pavement parking: problems and solutions

9 October 2017

A lively debate with speakers from the University of Bristol, Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Disability Rights Forum and SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments).

Wellbeing through Nature Self-Care Course – delivering a green care approach to social prescribing

Wellbeing through Nature Self-Care Course – delivering a green care approach to social prescribing

9 October 2017

Avon Wildlife Trust invites you to experience their Wellbeing through Nature Self-Care Course that ignites behavioural change in people's wellbeing and connection to nature.

Our research

Bristol's health research is internationally recognised, with particular strengths in population health, neuroscience, infection and immunity and cardiovascular medicine.

From saving hundreds of thousands of babies' lives through groundbreaking research into cot death, to developing cutting edge technologies through the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and SPHERE, Bristol's health research makes huge differences to people's lives.

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (EBI), co-funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Bristol, brings together leading researchers from disparate fields to collaborate on solutions to the most pressing health problems of the 2...

University of Bristol

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

BRL is a unique collaboration that harnesses the strengths of its university partners, and brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), University of Bristol

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

ALSPAC, or Children of the 90s, has been charting the health of 14,500 families in the Bristol area since the early 1990s in order to improve the health of future generations. ALSPAC is a world-leading birth cohort study.

University of Bristol

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England promotes healthy and sustainable settlements through research, teaching, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Centre for Research in Biosciences

Centre for Research in Biosciences

The Centre for Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England brings together world class researchers working in the fields of biomedicine, bio-sensing technology, agri-food plant and environmental science.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

A unique, world class facility at the University of Bristol for practically-based understanding of anatomy for clinical practice, providing the highest standards of training and development for healthcare professionals.

University of Bristol

Centre for Appearance Research

Centre for Appearance Research

UWE's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) strives to make a real difference to the lives of the many hundreds of thousands of people with appearance-related concerns both in the UK and across the world.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cancer research at University of Bristol

Cancer research at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is working with Cancer Research UK on a number of projects, including a five year programme to reduce the burden of cancer, and the colorectal tumour biology group which looks at cell survival mechanisms and chemoprevention.

University of Bristol

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Research at UWE has led to a process of measuring fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis which has been adopted internationally in clinical trials, and informed interventions that have improved quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science in Bristol comprises more than 230 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Bristol and NHS trusts, working to translate basic scientific research into novel clinical practice, improving patient outcome and care.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR CLAHRC West works with its partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol's research in 2014-15

Bristol's research in 2014-15

In 2014-15, both universities performed strongly in health subjects in the Research Excellence Framework. The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West and a new synthetic biology research centre, BrisSynBio, launched.

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths in the UK have fallen by 80 per cent following groundbreaking research by Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology and his team at the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol

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