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Research Capability Funding Spring 2017 call now open

Research Capability Funding Spring 2017 call now open

20 February 2017

Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative have announced their spring call for Research Capability Funding (RCF) applications. The deadline for applications is 3 May.

Report recommends BME led voluntary and community organisations for older people work closely with statutory services

Report recommends BME led voluntary and community organisations for older people work closely with statutory services

20 February 2017

Research funded by Bristol City Council and carried out by UWE Bristol in collaboration with local groups found that black and other minority ethnic community leaders are increasingly aware of how dementia affects many people from BME communities.

New discovery a major advance for understanding neurological diseases

New discovery a major advance for understanding neurological diseases

13 February 2017

The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term memory could have major benefits to understanding how the brain works and what goes wrong in neurodegenerat...

Work and health think tank: improving the opportunities for people with long term conditions and disabilities

Work and health think tank: improving the opportunities for people with long term conditions and disabilities

9 February 2017

Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council brought together more than 90 policy makers, service providers, decision takers and people with long term conditions and disabilities, for a work and health think tank event on Monday 30 January.

Latest courses from NIHR CLAHRC West

Latest courses from NIHR CLAHRC West

8 February 2017

NIHR CLAHRC West continues to run free courses. Their training programme aims to promote the development of skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health, public health and commissioning workforce.

Common Purpose training helps HITs develop their leadership skills

Common Purpose training helps HITs develop their leadership skills

8 February 2017

Common Purpose ran an ‘exploring leadership immersion experience’ on behalf of Bristol Health Partners on 17 and 18 January, for Health Integration Teams.

Accessible Information Standard review: have your say

Accessible Information Standard review: have your say

8 February 2017

The Accessible Information Standard sets out requirements for NHS and adult social care providers to identify, record, flag, share and meet the information and communication needs of people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss.

Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart to cause disease

Bacterium lassoes its way from the mouth to the heart to cause disease

7 February 2017

The human mouth can harbour more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our resident oral microbiota. But when bacteria spread to other tissues via the blood stream, the results can b...

Bristol part of European initiative to study diabetic kidney disease

Bristol part of European initiative to study diabetic kidney disease

7 February 2017

Researchers from the University of Bristol are part of a major pan European €28.9 million initiative that aims to improve the prevention and management of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world.

Latest events

Evaluating the potential of online GP consultations: mixed methods evaluation

Evaluating the potential of online GP consultations: mixed methods evaluation

27 February 2017

Online consultations may help to increase patient access to general practice while potentially reducing GP workload from face to face consultations. This study describes the mixed methods evaluation of the pilot implementation of eConsult.

Penny Brohn UK living well with cancer conference

Penny Brohn UK living well with cancer conference

28 February 2017

Penny Brohn UK's annual conference brings together healthcare professionals who are interested in survivorship of long-term conditions. It is designed to share best practice and showcase their work in the area of self-management education.

Improving diagnosis and treatment outcomes for RTI using point-of-care microbiological sampling in primary care

Improving diagnosis and treatment  outcomes for RTI using point-of-care  microbiological sampling in  primary care

9 March 2017

This Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar will be presented by Dr Hannah Thornton, APCRC Launching Fellow, Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol.

What’s it like to live with dementia: Perspectives from people living with dementia and professionals

What’s it like to live with dementia: Perspectives from people living with dementia and professionals

9 March 2017

Hear from Hilary Doxford and Mike Hancock, two people who are living with dementia. They will be joined by Professor Rik Cheston and Beth Tovey, professionals who work with people with dementia.

Reducing harm from falls

Reducing harm from falls

13 March 2017

A collaborative learning and sharing event focused on reducing harm from falls, run by the West of England AHSN.

South West public health scientific conference

South West public health scientific conference

14 March 2017

This conference showcases both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West.

Healthwatch Bristol: How can you shape health and social care?

Healthwatch Bristol:  How can you shape health and social care?

22 March 2017

The meeting will look at the work Healthwatch have been doing around Society and Health and in particular on how can the public help shape the future of health and social care services.

Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services: getting things changed

Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services: getting things changed

28 March 2017

This workshop for health professionals and disabled people is run by the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, University of Bristol. It aims to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) public involvement evening

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) public involvement evening

6 April 2017

Join the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) patient and public involvement evening, to find out what the team is doing and shape how you can get involved.

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

3 May 2017

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in our fourth year.

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

18 May 2017

Are you unsure who provides what services for people living with dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire? If so, this is an opportunity to find out what services are available.

Culture, health and wellbeing international conference

Culture, health and wellbeing international conference

19 June 2017

This international conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing.

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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