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Dementia and the importance of relationships

Dementia and the importance of relationships

19 May 2016

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Jude Hancock, co-ordinator of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) talks about how important relationships are for people with dementia.

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

18 May 2016

A new campaigning group that aims to make the walking environment in Bristol more welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive launched at in 17 May. The Bristol Walking Alliance is a collective of organisations and individuals who believe that walking is a...

Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?

Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?

18 May 2016

An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact.

Granddaughter of Parkinson’s patient invents ‘smart’ walking stick to help thousands

Granddaughter of Parkinson’s patient invents ‘smart’ walking stick to help thousands

18 May 2016

A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson’s disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.

225,000 people in the West have taken part in health research in the last 10 years

225,000 people in the West have taken part in health research in the last 10 years

18 May 2016

In the last 10 years, 225,000 people in the West of England are estimated to have taken part in clinical research supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS.

Healthy City Week returns in October

Healthy City Week returns in October

17 May 2016

Healthy City Week Bristol is returning for its second year this October, aiming to inspire the citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city. Launched in 2015 by Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Healthy C...

Looking ahead to our third Health Integration Team conference

Looking ahead to our third Health Integration Team conference

17 May 2016

We are looking forward to our third annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June at At-Bristol Science Centre. The event is now fully booked, although we are operating a waiting list.

Award wins for MOVE HIT's Lucy Mooney and Dr Alan Whone

Award wins for MOVE HIT's Lucy Mooney and Dr Alan Whone

16 May 2016

Two members of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) have recently been recognised for their achievements with two awards. Deputy Director Lucy Mooney has received the North Bristol NHS Trust’s annual Nursing Di...

Freedom of Mind Festival: creating positive conversations about mental health and wellbeing

Freedom of Mind Festival: creating positive conversations about mental health and wellbeing

16 May 2016

A new mental health and wellbeing festival is coming to Bristol in the autumn, which aims to bring people together for positive conversations and to make the city happier and healthier.

Latest events

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol Walk Fest

24 May 2016

The UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, Bristol Walk Fest includes more than 170 walks and events.

Pint of Science

Pint of Science

24 May 2016

Pint of Science offers you the opportunity to listen to Bristol's researchers talking about their work - over a pint in a pub. It aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public, providin

The Bath Pain Forum at Bristol

The Bath Pain Forum at Bristol

24 May 2016

The Bath Pain Forum was launched in 2000 and these meetings have been well supported by clinicians in the local area. They invite world leaders in pain research to present their work and discuss developments.

Shared Reading for a Better Bristol

Shared Reading for a Better Bristol

25 May 2016

This half day event with Bristol City Council explores the possibilities of a new model of Shared Reading across the city. This will also be an opportunity to try Shared Reading first hand, hear directly from The Reader founder Dr Jane Davis MBE, alongsid

Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism

Steve Silberman's NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism

27 May 2016

Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

Focus on early diagnosis of dementia by magnetic resonance

Focus on early diagnosis of dementia by magnetic resonance

9 June 2016

This conference is for dementia researchers and healthcare professionals with an interest in early diagnosis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) public lecture

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) public lecture

9 June 2016

Professor Roy Jones will be giving a public lecture titled 'Improving diagnosis and treatment of dementia: Can novel brain imaging help?'

Psychosis on Screen - Keane

Psychosis on Screen - Keane

13 June 2016

Psychosis on Screen is a season of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis. This screening is of 2004's Keane, starring Damian Lewis.

2016 HIT conference and networking event

2016 HIT conference and networking event

17 June 2016

Health Integration Team (HIT) members have a unique opportunity to network with each other at the 2016 Bristol Health Partners HIT conference on 17 June 2016.

Psychosis on Screen - Every Little Thing

Psychosis on Screen - Every Little Thing

20 June 2016

Psychosis on Screen is a season of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis. This screening is of 1997's Every Little Thing.

Taking stock of NHS governance after the 2013 reforms: public procurement, competition and conflict

Taking stock of NHS governance after the 2013 reforms: public procurement, competition and conflict

23 June 2016

This event brings together CCGs, NHS trusts, legal practitioners and academics, so that they can collectively take stock of this aspect of the new NHS governance framework almost three years after its adoption.

Psychosis on Screen - In the Real

Psychosis on Screen - In the Real

27 June 2016

Psychosis on Screen is a season of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis. This screening is of 1997's Every Little Thing.

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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