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Alzheimer's and dementia cafés in Bristol

Alzheimer's and dementia cafés in Bristol

26 August 2016

These dementia and Alzheimer's cafes in north and south Bristol provide a relaxed and safe space in which issues surrounding dementia can be aired in a friendly and informal environment.

West of England AHSN leading the growth of the Q community

West of England AHSN leading the growth of the Q community

25 August 2016

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has been chosen as one of three AHSNs across the country to lead the next phase of the Health Foundation’s exciting Q initiative, which will create opportunities for greater collaborative working...

Celebrate wellbeing that ‘doesn’t cost the earth’ with Healthy City Week 15–22 October

Celebrate wellbeing that ‘doesn’t cost the earth’ with Healthy City Week 15–22 October

22 August 2016

Healthy City Week is an eight-day programme of activities that will aim to inspire citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city, kicking off on 15 October.

Model for reasoning in clinical decision making - can you help?

Model for reasoning in clinical decision making  - can you help?

22 August 2016

Clinical decision making is complex. Tudor Beatu is a Philosopher of Science interested in developing a methodology for evaluating the validity of complex extrapolations in a clinical environment.

Unravelling the biology of parkinsonism

Unravelling the biology of parkinsonism

19 August 2016

Scientists have taken another step towards understanding the causes of parkinsonism by identifying what’s happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.

PROactive collaboration aims to tackle chronic pain

PROactive collaboration aims to tackle chronic pain

18 August 2016

PROactive is a new collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH). It brings together academics and clinicians from a range of different research groups...

APCRC launches autumn Research Capability Funding (RCF) call

APCRC launches autumn Research Capability Funding (RCF) call

12 August 2016

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) have launched the autumn Research Capability Funding (RCF) call, with a deadline for applications of 18 October.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

11 August 2016

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) has published its first newsletter, aimed at people who have lived experience of eating disorders, their families and friends, researchers and clinicians, and anyone else who has an interest in eating...

Doing better things – how Bristol intends to turn the tide on health inequality

Doing better things – how Bristol intends to turn the tide on health inequality

11 August 2016

Bristol’s director of Public Health, Becky Pollard, has released her annual report on the state of the city’s health. Set against a backdrop of health inequalities, where a person’s life expectancy can vary by over 10 years depending on where they live...

Latest events

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

30 August 2016

A contemporary photographic and science exhibition that explores the relationship between plants and medicine by celebrating six common plants, which are the origin of five major medicinal drugs, at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

Enhancing facilitation workshop

Enhancing facilitation workshop

6 September 2016

This workshop is for researchers, health professionals and other staff currently running patient and public involvement (PPI) meetings and group, and those who will soon be taking on this responsibility.

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo

NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo

7 September 2016

NHS England's national event, showcasing innovation in health and care.

Study Days – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

Study Days – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

8 September 2016

A two day course run by the Bath Centre for Pain Services at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease in Bath.

PROactive chronic pain collaboration launch event

PROactive chronic pain collaboration launch event

8 September 2016

PROactive is a new collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH). It brings together academics and clinicians from a range of different research groups.

Footprints in Primary Care: Testing the feasibility of a consultation-level intervention for frequent attenders

Footprints in Primary Care: Testing the feasibility of a consultation-level intervention for frequent attenders

12 September 2016

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) are holding a lunchtime seminar on the Footprints in Primary Care Study. The idea for this study originated with reception staff in a South Gloucestershire practice who felt improvements could be made r

Health Tech Women UK south west soirée

Health Tech Women UK south west soirée

13 September 2016

HealthTech Women UK is the British branch of an international non-profit networking community committed to bringing together and empowering women across healthcare and technology.

The Deteriorating Patient – Handover to me, handover to you

The Deteriorating Patient – Handover to me, handover to you

15 September 2016

This event will focus on the National Early Warning Score at patient handover across their care pathway, aiming to learn and share from experiences across the region and to agree standards and methods of communication of NEWS between organisations, underp

Positive ageing and resilience training

Positive ageing and resilience training

20 September 2016

Positive ageing and resilience training (PART) is a free course designed to support people to build their resilience to some of the big changes in later life, such as retirement, getting a long term illness, becoming a carer or bereavement.

The Digital Art of the Possible: Supporting delivery of Local Digital Roadmaps

The Digital Art of the Possible: Supporting delivery of Local Digital Roadmaps

22 September 2016

The West of England Academic Health Science Network and South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit have joined forces to stage a one day event which brings together some of the innovators, suppliers and enterprises who can potentially support the

Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund’s 10th Anniversary

Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund’s 10th Anniversary

28 September 2016

North Bristol Trust (NBT) will be celebrating ten years of the Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund. Chief Executive Andrea Young will share how they are putting their passion for research into practice.

Freedom of Mind Festival

Freedom of Mind Festival

30 September 2016

Freedom of Mind Festival is a two week series of events taking place across the whole city. These events will encourage conversation, offer practical tools and influence change, to make Bristol a happier, healthier city.

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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