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Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce the risk of hospitalisation

Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough in general practice does not reduce the risk of hospitalisation

11 September 2018

Doctors and nurses often prescribe antibiotics for children with cough and respiratory infection to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalisation.

Considering a career as a clinical academic but want to experience life as a researcher first?

Considering a career as a clinical academic but want to experience life as a researcher first?

11 September 2018

The Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter have launched their clinical primer scheme. Applications are welcome from medical, veterinary and dental graduates for six month biomedical / health research “primer” projects.

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards finalists revealed

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards finalists revealed

11 September 2018

The finalists for the 2018 Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards have been announced. The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle were inundated with stories of incredible care and treatment across our two cities.​...

Think Family Database shows how joining up data can add value

Think Family Database shows how joining up data can add value

10 September 2018

Bristol Health Partners has a strategic programme called ‘Using Data Better’. Part of the work promotes the use of data to improve health and care outcomes through research and service planning. The local Think Family Database shows how this can happen...

SHINE Director Adrian Davis to take on new transport and health professorship

SHINE Director Adrian Davis to take on new transport and health professorship

6 September 2018

Edinburgh Napier University has appointed Adrian Davis to the groundbreaking position of Professor of Transport & Health. Adrian is a Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) ​Health Integration Team (HIT).

Innovative research into the link between the urban environment and health urgently needed

Innovative research into the link between the urban environment and health urgently needed

6 September 2018

Researchers are calling for more innovative studies into the link between changes to urban neighbourhoods and their impact on residents’ mental health and wellbeing. The research team at the University of Bristol and NIHR CLAHRC West reviewed existing st...

New study on public attitudes to dementia launches survey

New study on public attitudes to dementia launches survey

5 September 2018

A new research survey has been launched that will take a snapshot of public attitudes to dementia. Led by researchers at the University of West of England, the survey is supported by the Dementia Health Integration Team.

Seven reasons Einstein would support 20mph

Seven reasons Einstein would support 20mph

21 August 2018

Almost every issue 20mph raises is energy related and the answer to each, along with many of our urban challenges, can be found by looking for the lowest energy solution.

Members of RuBICoN continue to tackle antibiotic resistance

Members of RuBICoN continue to tackle antibiotic resistance

9 August 2018

Since closing in April 2017, members of the Respiratory Infections HIT have continued to do work that seeks to provide advice and support for parents and patients, and to reduce antibiotic use in the treatment of respiratory infections.

Latest events

Preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

21 September 2018

A meeting on preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

Researching pain qualitatively: past, present, future

Researching pain qualitatively: past, present, future

25 September 2018

This Pain Forum event will be presented by Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Professor of Health and Anthropology and Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol.

When Persuasion Fails - Reflections on Medical Lobbying: Clare Gerada

When Persuasion Fails - Reflections on Medical Lobbying: Clare Gerada

2 October 2018

What happens when persuasion fails? This is the theme of this keynote talk from leading GP and former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Dr Clare Gerada, at the annual symposium of Bristol University's Centre for Health, Law, and

Freedom of Mind 2018

Freedom of Mind 2018

5 October 2018

Freedom of Mind opens up discussion around mental health and wellbeing through a series of events across Bristol. They look at all aspects of what mental health means and by doing this, create conversation, education and change.

Leadership in the health and social care sector

Leadership in the health and social care sector

9 October 2018

Well-led teams are essential for organisations to remain productive, positive and efficient, but what skills do managers need to have in order to do this effectively?

Pedestrian crossings: the good, the bad and the rationale

Pedestrian crossings: the good, the bad and the rationale

16 October 2018

Come and join Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council on Tuesday 16 October for this FREE event at the Watershed in which we will examine the issue of crossing the road.

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2018

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2018

24 October 2018

The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Health and Care Awards are back for a third year, and this time round the event is being extended to Bath, to shine a light on even more healthcare heroes across the two cities.

AWP's research and development conference

AWP's research and development conference

14 November 2018

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust will hold its annual research and development conference on 14 November. More details to follow.

West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo – Making and Maximising Opportunities

West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo – Making and Maximising Opportunities

14 November 2018

This year’s Annual Conference Expo will explore what “innovation” really means and its role in supporting transformation and change.

Stroke Health Integration Team launch and drop-in

Stroke Health Integration Team launch and drop-in

15 November 2018

Join us as we launch the Bristol Health Partners Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) in partnership with Rosetta Life, Bristol After Stroke and the Stroke Association.

AI in Health and Care: How do we get it right?

AI in Health and Care: How do we get it right?

28 November 2018

How can we make the most of the opportunities, and use AI responsibly? We will host an evening of lively discussion about the ethics and practicalities of using artificial intelligence in health and care.

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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