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England’s 15 AHSNs to coordinate ‘innovation exchanges’

England’s 15 AHSNs to coordinate ‘innovation exchanges’

19 July 2017

The government has announced a major initiative to drive the rapid uptake of health innovation. The AHSNs will co-ordinate the initiative so that innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments and medical technologies reach patients faster.

PROactive research collaboration awarded funding for two large-scale studies

PROactive research collaboration awarded funding for two large-scale studies

12 July 2017

The PROactive research collaboration has been awarded funding for two large-scale studies, contributing to a total of more than £1 million in research grants that they have received during 2016-17.

Can we learn how to prevent brain injuries in children by looking at local cases?

Can we learn how to prevent brain injuries in children by looking at local cases?

12 July 2017

A project to explore whether brain injuries in children could be prevented through examining and understanding local cases has been awarded £10,000 by the NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Cooperative. The project is being led by CIPIC HIT.

Healthy City Week Bristol returns for 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol returns for 2017

12 July 2017

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7–14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.

Introducing the CLAHRC West autumn training programme

Introducing the CLAHRC West autumn training programme

11 July 2017

There is a wealth of opportunities available this autumn from the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) free training course programme.

NHS Innovation Accelerator call now open

NHS Innovation Accelerator call now open

10 July 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) call is now open with a closing date of 26 July 2017. The call aims to seek local, national and international innovations that address NHS priorities.

Ordnance Survey releases open dataset and free map of Britain’s Greenspaces

Ordnance Survey releases open dataset and free map of Britain’s Greenspaces

10 July 2017

A Government initiative to make it easier for people to locate and access greenspaces has launched today with the release of a new database and interactive digital map identifying accessible recreational and leisure greenspace in Great Britain.

Highlights from the 2017 Health Integration Team conference

Highlights from the 2017 Health Integration Team conference

10 July 2017

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to network and hear from key speakers from the local health system, at the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 13 June.

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention pilot project poster win

South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention pilot project poster win

7 July 2017

A poster showcasing the Active Older People (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) project evaluating the South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention pilot won best poster at the Faculty of Public Health annual conference and expo on 21-22 June 2017.

Latest events

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

21 July 2017

A new art exhibition of work by people with lived experience of eating disorders is opening in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. The artists are service users from the STEPS (Specialised Treatment for Eating Disorders) service run by Avon and Wil

Operational research applied to health services mini conference

Operational research applied to health services mini conference

1 August 2017

This one day mini-conference is aimed at health and care practitioners and will explore applying operational research to health services (ORAHS). The day will focus on the practical application of operational research and the difference it can make, which

West of England Genomic Medicine Centre 2017 annual event

West of England Genomic Medicine Centre 2017 annual event

1 September 2017

This is the second annual event from the West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC).

How to support someone living with dementia

How to support someone living with dementia

14 September 2017

This three hour event will help you to understand how best to support someone living with dementia, including 'real life with dementia training for carers.

CRPS Bath rehabilitation programme study day

CRPS Bath rehabilitation programme study day

21 September 2017

This study day offers an opportunity for healthcare professionals to find out more about the Bath CRPS programme and practical treatment techniques used in this condition.

Digital Art of the Possible

Digital Art of the Possible

4 October 2017

Save the date of the next Digital Art of the Possible' event. It's happening on 4 October 2017, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol 8.30am – 4.30pm

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

7 October 2017

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7 – 14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.

An overview of the different types of dementia

An overview of the different types of dementia

23 November 2017

Do you want to know more about the different types, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and others? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more about the different types of dementia.

How to reduce risk of developing dementia: A New Year's resolution

How to reduce risk of developing dementia: A New Year's resolution

14 December 2017

Would you like to find out more about how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more and to think about setting some New Year's resolutions for 2018 to help you achieve this.

Health: The design, planning and politics of how and where we live conference

Health: The design, planning and politics of how and where we live conference

25 January 2018

This conference reflects a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the places we inhabit. It seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment.

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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