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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

5 December 2016

In this blog post, first published in the HSJ, Peter Brindle spells out three ingredients which can ensure that evidence – with all its money-saving potential – is incorporated into NHS practice.

£1.3m mental health funding boost for new and expectant mothers

£1.3m mental health funding boost for new and expectant mothers

1 December 2016

New and expectant mothers in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will now have access to specialist mental health support, thanks to new funding from NHS England.

Bristol success at HSJ Awards

Bristol success at HSJ Awards

25 November 2016

The team behind University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust’s Happy App won the Award for Staff Engagement at the prestigious HSJ Awards on 23 November. Over the past two years, researchers from the National Institute for Health Research Collabor...

Equity is the Answer exhibition explodes health inequality myths

Equity is the Answer exhibition explodes health inequality myths

23 November 2016

More than 100 people gathered to view an exhibition that explodes myths around health inequality, called Equity is the Answer. The exhibition of 20 artworks explores Oli Williams's thesis, bringing its messages and themes to life for a non-...

Sustainability and Transformation Plan summary published

Sustainability and Transformation Plan summary published

23 November 2016

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) summary for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is now available for you to give your feedback on.

Listen out for HITs on Bristol Community Radio

Listen out for HITs on Bristol Community Radio

23 November 2016

Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams will be the focus of a special edition of Healthwatch's monthly Bristol Community Radio (BCFM) wellbeing show on 13 December.

Evidence suggests safety in cycling numbers in Bristol

Evidence suggests safety in cycling numbers in Bristol

22 November 2016

Evidence suggests that the more people who cycle, the safer cycling becomes, according to a report on data for England's major cities, including Bristol.

“It was like walking without knowing where I was going”: autism in the Bristol Somali community findings published

“It was like walking without knowing where I was going”: autism in the Bristol Somali community findings published

17 November 2016

The cultural and societal barriers that Somali families with children with autism experience are explored in a paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The NIHR-funded research team, made up of University of Bristol and...

Bristol case study used in WHO New Urban Agenda report

Bristol case study used in WHO New Urban Agenda report

17 November 2016

A case study showcasing Bristol's commitment to health in its neighbourhood planning formed part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) report to inform the UN's New Urban Agenda.

Latest events

Co-production and public involvement – everything you want to know but were afraid to ask

Co-production and public involvement – everything you want to know but were afraid to ask

13 December 2016

An interactive workshop bringing you up to date with current thinking on public involvement and co-production.

The Annual Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture: The remote control of gene expression - can chromosome folding explain enhancer function?

The Annual Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture: The remote control of gene expression - can chromosome folding explain enhancer function?

13 December 2016

Professor Wendy Bickmore, Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, presents the 2016 Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture. Organised by School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Bristol Drugs Project south Bristol open day

Bristol Drugs Project south Bristol open day

19 December 2016

Bristol Drugs Project are holding an open day at their base in the heart of Knowle West. Launched in the summer of 2014, the base caters for the alcohol and drug support needs of communities across south Bristol.

Bath Pain Forum: Cell transplants to treat the 'disease' of chronic pain

Bath Pain Forum: Cell transplants to treat the 'disease' of chronic pain

10 January 2017

Allan Basbaum, professor and chair of the Department of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco, will talk about research looking at chronic pain as a 'disease' of the nervous system.

Healthcare from your living room

Healthcare from your living room

7 February 2017

Do you want to find out about how to implement healthcare from your living room? This event from the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will showcase best practice from Denmark.

Jerry Morris memorial lecture 2017

Jerry Morris memorial lecture 2017

16 February 2017

Professor Dianne Ward, University of North Carolina, presents the 2017 Jerry Morris memorial lecture at the University of Bristol.

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.

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.

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit Mendelian randomization conference

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit  Mendelian randomization conference

11 July 2017

The Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit will again welcome professionals interested in aetiological epidemiology and causality in population health and clinical medicine to Bristol in 2017.

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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