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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Health and social care commissioners hear about HITs at special seminar

Health and social care commissioners hear about HITs at special seminar

17 February 2019

Health and social care commissioners came together at City Hall for a special seminar to hear about the work of Health Integration Teams, attended by over 60 people.

Global study finds high success rate for hip and knee replacements

Global study finds high success rate for hip and knee replacements

14 February 2019

After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalisable survival data is now available for the first time to estimate how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last.

Bristol developed self-harm support and suicide prevention app gains place on NHS Apps Library

Bristol developed self-harm support and suicide prevention app gains place on NHS Apps Library

12 February 2019

With young people’s mental health hitting the headlines, a Bristol-developed free app giving people easy, quick and discreet access to reliable information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts is now included on the NHS Apps Library.

Thinking positive during pregnancy? You could be helping your child's ablity in maths and science

Thinking positive during pregnancy? You could be helping your child's ablity in maths and science

8 February 2019

Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child’s ability in maths and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today (Friday 8 February). Using data from Bristol’s Children of the 90s study the re...

Dementia awareness in faith-led communities project gains funding

Dementia awareness in faith-led communities project gains funding

7 February 2019

A Bristol Community Health grant has opened the door to enabling members of Sikh and Hindu communities in Bristol to improve their understanding of dementia.

Low dead space materials launched at Bristol event

Low dead space materials launched at Bristol event

31 January 2019

More than 70 people gathered to hear about a project to produce materials to promote the use of safer low dead space injecting equipment on Thursday 24 January.

Study finds community-based physical activities for older adults are suitable following joint replacement

Study finds community-based physical activities for older adults are suitable following joint replacement

28 January 2019

A study commissioned by the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) has found that community-based physical activities for older people are suitable for those who've had a joint replacement.

Movement disorders HIT publishes interactive pathway for Duodopa treatment

Movement disorders HIT publishes interactive pathway for Duodopa treatment

24 January 2019

The Movement Disorders Health Integration Team has published its first interactive pathway which describes the services and support patients can expect when they are being considered for treatment with Duodopa.

Great turn out for Movement Disorders HIT research showcase

Great turn out for Movement Disorders HIT research showcase

24 January 2019

More than 100 people with movement disorders, those close to them, health professionals and researchers came to an event on 22 January to discuss hot topics in research.

Latest events

Eating Disorders Early Intervention Launch and EDHIT Exhibition Event

Eating Disorders Early Intervention Launch and EDHIT Exhibition Event

27 February 2019

First episode rapid early intervention in eating disorders (FREED) is an innovative, evidence-based early intervention model designed to provide young people with recent-onset eating disorders a developmentally-tailored approach and rapid access to treatm

NIHR Roadshow for Medical / Digital Health Technology SMEs

NIHR Roadshow for Medical / Digital Health Technology SMEs

4 March 2019

Are you a medical or digital health technology company looking for funding, guidance or collaborators?

Healthwatch Bristol Annual Conference 2019

Healthwatch Bristol Annual Conference 2019

27 March 2019

Find out all about Healthwatch Bristol's work during 2018/19 on mental health, emotional wellbeing and prevention, as well as cancer awareness raising work. There will be speakers during the morning, followed by four different workshops after lunch.

'Best Bristol’ – improving bladder and bowel care for the local area

'Best Bristol’ – improving bladder and bowel care for the local area

28 March 2019

Dr Nikki Cotterill, Associate Professor in Continence Care, is holding an event to explore how we can improve bladder and bowel care in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and Patient

(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and Patient

29 March 2019

On 29 March 2019, the University of Bristol – in partnership with the Trans Equality Legal Initiative (TELI) and Mermaids – is holding an inter-disciplinary conference, '(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and

Film launch: Somali families affected by autism

Film launch: Somali families affected by autism

3 April 2019

Join Autism Independence, NIHR CLAHRC West and the Therapeutic Media Company for the launch of a short film about the experiences of Somali families affected by autism.

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 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.

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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