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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Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award

Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award

18 July 2019

A student-led organisation that aims to promote the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine training within medical education has won a prestigious award at this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.

ED HIT welcomes MPs’ recommendations to improve NHS services for people with eating disorders

ED HIT welcomes MPs’ recommendations to improve NHS services for people with eating disorders

12 July 2019

Bristol Health Partners’ Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (ED HIT) has welcomed the findings of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) inquiry into NHS care for patients with eating disorders.

Programme to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term babies wins HSJ Patient Safety Award

Programme to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term babies wins HSJ Patient Safety Award

11 July 2019

The quality improvement programme Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour (PreCePT), led by clinicians at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and at the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), won a Health Service Jou...

Regional applied research collaboration CLAHRC West to become ARC West following £9m investment from NIHR

Regional applied research collaboration CLAHRC West to become ARC West following £9m investment from NIHR

9 July 2019

Applied research collaboration NIHR CLAHRC West has been awarded £9 million from the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to become the Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West) from 1 October 2019.

Understanding the unintended consequences of healthcare apps

Understanding the unintended consequences of healthcare apps

2 July 2019

Dr Andrew Turner discusses the move towards ‘digital first’ care, the possible unintended consequences of healthcare apps, and how the DECODE study aims to improve the adoption of a range of digital health tools in primary care.

Our partnership reflects core Bristol values

Our partnership reflects core Bristol values

1 July 2019

Our chair Andrea Young reflects on what 2018-19 has meant for Bristol Health Partners, a key year in our seven-year history. Andrea is also Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust.

Eating Disorders HIT fifth research conference

Eating Disorders HIT fifth research conference

28 June 2019

People with lived experience of eating disorders, researchers and mental health professionals met for the Eating Disorders Health Integrations Team’s (EDHIT) fifth research conference on 17 May 2019.

Nominate a healthcare hero in the Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

Nominate a healthcare hero in the Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

28 June 2019

The Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards are back to shine a light on the people who are literally saving lives every day.

Bristol 20mph here to stay as public support for the safer speed limits rides high

Bristol 20mph here to stay as public support for the safer speed limits rides high

11 June 2019

Safer 20mph speed limits are here to stay in Bristol, with the results of Bristol City Council’s review leaving the limits in place across the city.

Latest events

Elizabeth Blackwell lecture: Professor Dame Carol Black

Elizabeth Blackwell lecture: Professor Dame Carol Black

21 October 2019

Professor Dame Carol Black is the Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture speaker for 2019. In this year's lecture she will talk about her influential campaigns on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

23 October 2019

The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Health and Care Awards are back, to shine a light on even more healthcare heroes across the two cities.

Residential research retreat

Residential research retreat

26 November 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across the South West to attend a three-day residential research retreat.

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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