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Dementia Health Integration Team survey of public attitudes paper published

Dementia Health Integration Team survey of public attitudes paper published

28 July 2016

The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) have their first paper published as a HIT. The aim of the study was to carry out a survey of public attitudes toward people affected by dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

‘Making a Difference’ guides published for care home managers and staff

‘Making a Difference’ guides published for care home managers and staff

27 July 2016

Alive!, in partnership with Bristol City Council, is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Making a Difference’, a new resource to improve the lives of older people living in care homes.

Bristol’s Manifesto for Older People is launched

Bristol’s Manifesto for Older People is launched

27 July 2016

Bristol Older People’s Forum have launched Bristol’s Manifesto for Older People, which outlines how Bristol must recognise diversity and address inequality to become a great place to grow old for everyone.

Bristol GP wins major Royal College of General Practitioners research award

Bristol GP wins major Royal College of General Practitioners research award

27 July 2016

A Bristol GP and lecturer has been awarded the 2017 John Fry Award by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC).

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

13 July 2016

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

UHBristol achieves Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation

UHBristol achieves Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation

13 July 2016

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust​ (UHBristol) has achieved Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a nationally recognised award open to public, private and voluntary sector organisations of any size...

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

13 July 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, opens at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden on Frida...

Psychosis on Screen challenges mental health preconceptions

Psychosis on Screen challenges mental health preconceptions

12 July 2016

The Psychosis HIT launch, which included Psychosis on Screen, a series of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis at Watershed, brought together more than 300 people to challenge viewers’ preconceptions.

Bringing the Health Integration Teams together: the 2016 HIT conference

Bringing the Health Integration Teams together: the 2016 HIT conference

12 July 2016

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to share progress and network with each other, at the third annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The conference was attended by more than 140 people.

Latest events

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

The fox got you - the relationship between plants and medicine

30 July 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.

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 & Resilience Training

Positive Ageing & Resilience Training

20 September 2016

Positive Ageing & 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

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.

The 'Voscurs' 2016 - Bristol's Social Impact Awards

The 'Voscurs' 2016 - Bristol's Social Impact Awards

6 October 2016

Voscur is delighted to announce the return of Bristol’s annual Social Impact Awards The ‘Voscurs’.

Healthy City Week

Healthy City Week

15 October 2016

Healthy City Week Bristol is returning for its second year, aiming to inspire the citizens of Bristol to achieve healthier lifestyles as part of a more sustainable future city.

Building research partnerships workshop

Building research partnerships workshop

19 October 2016

This workshop is for people interested in getting involved in research, and researchers interested in involving patients and carers in their research.

CRPS Network UK conference: Clinical and scientific advances in complex regional pain syndrome

CRPS Network UK conference: Clinical and scientific advances in complex regional pain syndrome

10 November 2016

This two-day conference aims to deliver exciting updates in the scientific and clinical world of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

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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