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New Skills for Health campaign highlights role of healthcare support workers

New Skills for Health campaign highlights role of healthcare support workers

9 February 2016

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health have launched a new campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play within the UK’s health sector and to say 'thank you' to unsung healthcare heroes.

Bristol Health and Care Awards garner nearly 200 entries

Bristol Health and Care Awards garner nearly 200 entries

4 February 2016

The first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards have attracted 191 entries across 15 categories. The awards, run by the Bristol Post with support from Bristol Health Partners, are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health an...

People in the South West left feeling ‘worthless and ashamed’ due to mental health stigma

People in the South West left feeling ‘worthless and ashamed’ due to mental health stigma

4 February 2016

An England-wide survey of over 7,000 people with mental health problems shows that nearly two thirds of people in the South West are left feeling isolated (62 per cent), worthless (64 per cent) and ashamed (63 per cent) because of the stigma and discrimi...

Voting open on strategic programme ideas

Voting open on strategic programme ideas

2 February 2016

Voting is now open on our strategic programme project ideas. This is your chance to help shape our future work in three important areas: the city region’s future health and care workforce; using data better in health and care; and health and care as a le...

Challenging mental health stigma with Time to Talk Day

Challenging mental health stigma with Time to Talk Day

2 February 2016

Time to Talk Day is taking place on 4 February, and will challenge mental health stigma, getting as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. Lots of event are taking place across Bristol as part of #BrizzleBuzz.

Resilience programme at UWE Bristol helps students to develop ‘mental wealth’

Resilience programme at UWE Bristol helps students to develop ‘mental wealth’

1 February 2016

An emotional resilience (ER) programme launched recently at the University of the West of England that is helping students to develop ‘mental wealth’ is going from strength to strength. Students are being trained in helping others to deal with ER skills...

New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants

New discovery strengthens how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants

27 January 2016

Scientists at the University of the West of England have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better with bones. Successful implant surgery is dependent on this bonding process working so that the implant integrates into the skeleton.

Making the business case for prevention (and helping the historic Paris climate deal become a reality)

Making the business case for prevention (and helping the historic Paris climate deal become a reality)

27 January 2016

Decision-makers still need evidence if they are to prevent growing healthcare costs, including those relating to impacts from climate change. Daniel Black discusses systemic inertia and potentially transformative research projects.

Bristol researchers launch unique dataset of GP / patient consultations

Bristol researchers launch unique dataset of GP / patient consultations

25 January 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol have created a unique dataset of 300 GP / patient consultations that will soon be made available for research and educational purposes.

Latest events

An apple a day: exploring your health in every day data stories

An apple a day: exploring your health in every day data stories

9 February 2016

This interactive exhibition, organised by Bristol Health Partners, explores how we can use data better to understand and improve health and care in Bristol, and showcases some of the work going on in the city.

Healthy changes to behaviour public lecture

Healthy changes to behaviour public lecture

18 February 2016

The University of Bristol Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences annual Jerry Morris Memorial Public Lecture, which this year will be delivered by Professor Hein de Vries of Maastricht University and titl

NIHR Clinical Research Network: West of England primary care event

NIHR Clinical Research Network: West of England primary care event

19 February 2016

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network: West of England's annual primary care conference, showcasing the latest research projects in this area.

Health, data and the public good: Practical examples and planning for the future

Health, data and the public good: Practical examples and planning for the future

22 February 2016

These afternoon and evening sessions will bring people together to learn and discuss how health and data interrelate, and how they can be harnessed for the public good. The sessions include a conversation cafe, lightning talks and networking opportunities

Antimicrobial stewardship: improving primary care for children's respiratory infections

Antimicrobial stewardship: improving primary care for children's respiratory infections

26 February 2016

After five years of NIHR-funded applied health research aiming to improve the use of antibiotics in primary care, the NIHR TARGET Programme team would like to share their findings with you and discuss the implications, at a free one-day implementation eve

Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology showcase

Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology showcase

3 March 2016

Innovation is the driving force behind new product, particularly in the health and life science sectors. This joint event between the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology and Medilink South West aims to bring you a taste of the innovation coming from our u

Medilink South West awards dinner

Medilink South West awards dinner

3 March 2016

The Medilink South West awards are an opportunity to recognise and showcase the outstanding innovation and achievements of the life science and healthcare community in the South West. The awards are preceded by the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology show

Data archive launch - One in a Million study

Data archive launch - One in a Million study

4 March 2016

The One in a Million study has created a hugely valuable video archive of 300 GP consultations which can be reused for a variety of purposes. Come along to our launch event to find out more.

Bristol Health and Care Awards

Bristol Health and Care Awards

10 March 2016

These inaugural awards celebrate the people and places that keep Bristol healthy.

South West public health scientific conference

South West public health scientific conference

16 March 2016

This conference showcases both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West.

NHS sustainability roadshow

NHS sustainability roadshow

17 March 2016

The NHS Sustainability Day roadshows are a series of national events aimed at looking at ways we can make the NHS more sustainable and which culminates in NHS Sustainability Day on 24 March 2016.

Making it happen: Child injury prevention and care

Making it happen: Child injury prevention and care

17 March 2016

Hear from practitioners and researchers about how the Child Injury Prevention and Injury Care Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT) are trying to prevent child injuries and how they deliver care and rehabilitation to those who experience them.

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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