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.

Latest news

NHS Long Term Plan: What would you do to improve autism and learning difficulty services?

NHS Long Term Plan: What would you do to improve autism and learning difficulty services?

17 April 2019

Healthwatch Bristol and South Gloucestershire want to know #WhatWouldYouDo to improve care in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Drug and Alcohol HIT Director wins research prize

Drug and Alcohol HIT Director wins research prize

17 April 2019

Dr Kyla Thomas has been jointly awarded the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) Fred Yates prize for researcher of the year 2019.

Highlights from the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT in 2018-19

Highlights from the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT in 2018-19

17 April 2019

Dr Alan Whone and Lucy Mooney, Director and Deputy-Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), give an update on the HIT's progress in 2018-19.

£1.1 million project to develop new biodegradable stents

£1.1 million project to develop new biodegradable stents

9 April 2019

A £1.1 million project to develop biodegradable stents for patients with severe vascular disease, which affects around one million people in the UK, has started thanks to Innovate UK funding.

Hepatitis C could be prevented worldwide by reducing transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C could be prevented worldwide by reducing transmission in people who inject drugs

9 April 2019

Stepping up efforts to prevent transmission of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs, could reduce future infections by 43 per cent globally, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol.

Integrated Pain Management HIT looks back on 2018-19

Integrated Pain Management HIT looks back on 2018-19

2 April 2019

Professor David Wynick and Lisa Buckle give an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) in 2018-19.

South Glos Director of Public Health Sara Blackmore joins Stroke HIT

South Glos Director of Public Health Sara Blackmore joins Stroke HIT

2 April 2019

Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health at South Gloucestershire Council, has joined the Stroke Health Integration Team as a Director.

Rising above negative attitudes to dementia with the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

Rising above negative attitudes to dementia with the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

21 March 2019

Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) Project Manager Julie Clayton on how attitudes to dementia are being challenged by projects like the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes.

Bristol Walking Alliance events during Bristol Walk Fest explore the walkability of Bristol

Bristol Walking Alliance events during Bristol Walk Fest explore the walkability of Bristol

20 March 2019

How walkable is Bristol? This is the question at the centre of Bristol Walking Alliance (BWA) events for 2019’s Bristol Walk Fest, which runs throughout May.

Latest events

Improving life for carers

Improving life for carers

24 April 2019

Do you care for someone who is over 55, or has stroke, dementia, a movement disorder, or osteoporosis? Are you based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or North Somerset? Come and meet the Health Integration Teams (HITs) and carers support organisati

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol Walk Fest

1 May 2019

The UK's largest urban celebration of walking is back for another year. Bristol Walk Fest is the city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city.The month-long walking festival, now in its seventh s

Thinking in pictures: the what, why and how of logic models

Thinking in pictures: the what, why and how of logic models

8 May 2019

This interactive lunchtime seminar takes a look at logic models, a valuable visual tools for designing, evaluating and implementing health and wellbeing interventions best suited to their local context.

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019

15 May 2019

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in its sixth year.

Medical Women's Federation spring conference

Medical Women's Federation spring conference

17 May 2019

The 2019 Medical Women's Federation (MWF) Spring Conference ‘Celebrating Success and Preparing for the Future: Finding solutions to challenges faced by women doctors and their patients’ will be held in Bristol and will feature lots of speakers from the ci

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) research conference

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) research conference

17 May 2019

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) research event will bring together academics, clinicians, commissioners, NHS research and development staff and people who live with, care for or friends with those that have an eating disorder.

Walkability Easton

Walkability Easton

20 May 2019

From the ever-popular Railway Path to Easton’s cluttered Victorian terraced streets, this guided walk will explore good and bad walking environments in the neighbourhood.

Optimising the use of routine administrative health records: the role of data science methods

Optimising the use of routine administrative health records: the role of data science methods

21 May 2019

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from Population Health Sciences and data scientists, mathematicians and engineers from across the University of Bristol to form new collaborations to begin to answer complex questions using routine

Digital solutions for paediatric healthcare

Digital solutions for paediatric healthcare

28 May 2019

The Centre for Academic Child Health at the University of Bristol day conference on digital solutions for paediatric healthcare is open to academics and developers working on digital interventions throughout the UK​.

West of England Nature Partnership 2019 forum

West of England Nature Partnership 2019 forum

6 June 2019

The West of England Nature Partnership's 2019 forum during the Festival of Nature will focus on how we can work together for nature's recovery. It will launch a Nature Recovery Network for the West of England - a spatial plan where nature (and peop

2019 HIT conference and networking event

2019 HIT conference and networking event

26 June 2019

Join us for our sixth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference and networking event on 26 June. It brings together HIT members, stakeholders, commissioners and other interested people and organisations. Last year's conference was attended by more

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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