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HITs with a focus on healthy, safe environments get together for a networking breakfast

HITs with a focus on healthy, safe environments get together for a networking breakfast

12 October 2018

On Wednesday 3 October, Health Integration Teams (HITs) with a focus on healthy, safe environments got together for a networking breakfast at Lifeskills at the CREATE Centre in South Bristol.

How did the pedestrian cross the road? The good, the bad and the reasons why pedestrian crossings are important

How did the pedestrian cross the road? The good, the bad and the reasons why pedestrian crossings are important

9 October 2018

An event on Tuesday 16 October, 6.45-8.30pm at the Watershed, Harbourside offers an opportunity to share ideas and opinions about the best ways to ensure people in Bristol can cross the road safely and conveniently.

Advice is a lifeline for people claiming benefits – but support services are under threat from cutbacks

Advice is a lifeline for people claiming benefits – but support services are under threat from cutbacks

28 September 2018

Michelle Farr, Senior Research Associate at NIHR CLAHRC West, on her research on how advice services offer a lifeline for people who have health conditions or disabilities. These services are under threat after years of austerity.

GPs learn about barriers to dementia diagnosis in BME communities

GPs learn about barriers to dementia diagnosis in BME communities

28 September 2018

GPs and other staff from six Bristol surgeries had a real eye-opener on the varying ways in which patients from different ethnic minorities may talk about dementia, in a series of information sessions led by the University of the West of England.

Evidence that increased BMI causes lower mental wellbeing

Evidence that increased BMI causes lower mental wellbeing

26 September 2018

There is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found.

Co-designing psychosis peer support in mental health inpatient wards

Co-designing psychosis peer support in mental health inpatient wards

24 September 2018

Mental health inpatient wards can be traumatising for people with psychosis. Bristol Health Partners and CLAHRC West want to co-design peer support to address the root causes of this and help rewrite the psychosis narrative.

Health Integration Teams secure nearly £1.5 million in the first quarter of 2018/19

Health Integration Teams secure nearly £1.5 million in the first quarter of 2018/19

24 September 2018

Bristol Health Integration Teams (HITs) have secured £1,438,000 of funding in the first quarter of 2018/19. This impressive contribution to the local health and care system is the result of efforts from a range of HITs.

Healthier Together play Partneropoly

Healthier Together play Partneropoly

24 September 2018

On 6 September, some of the Healthier Together team met up with intrepid colleagues from BNSSG CCG, UHBristol, Sirona Care and Health and Bristol Community Health for a spot of Partneropoly.

Bristol Transport Consultation launched

Bristol Transport Consultation launched

24 September 2018

Bristol City Council has launched the Bristol Transport Consultation, which is open until 2 November. Transport plays a big part in all of our daily lives. The draft Bristol Transport Strategy sets out the Council's vision and ambition for transport.

Latest events

Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture 2018: Dame Parveen Kumar

Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture 2018: Dame Parveen Kumar

22 October 2018

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute's public lecture for 2018 is 'Health in a global world: my personal journey', and will be presented by Dame Parveen Kumar.

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2018

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2018

24 October 2018

The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Health and Care Awards are back for a third year, and this time round the event is being extended to Bath, to shine a light on even more healthcare heroes across the two cities.

AWP's research and development conference

AWP's research and development conference

14 November 2018

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust will hold its annual research and development conference on 14 November. More details to follow.

West of England healthcare innovation expo: Making and maximising opportunities

West of England healthcare innovation expo: Making and maximising opportunities

14 November 2018

This year’s West of England AHSN annual conference expo will explore what “innovation” really means and its role in supporting transformation and change.

Stroke Health Integration Team launch and drop-in

Stroke Health Integration Team launch and drop-in

15 November 2018

Join us as we launch the Bristol Health Partners Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) in partnership with Rosetta Life, Bristol After Stroke and the Stroke Association.

GPs in emergency departments: Early findings of study

GPs in emergency departments: Early findings of study

16 November 2018

Hear about early findings from the General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED): Efficient Models of Care study, which looks at the impact of GPs working in or alongside Emergency Departments, on patient care, the primary care and acute hospital

Health and care: Your story

Health and care: Your story

22 November 2018

Do you have a health and care story to tell? Can your experience help Healthier Together, our local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) to reimagine the future of our health and care services?

Artificial intelligence in health and care: How do we get it right?

Artificial intelligence in health and care: How do we get it right?

28 November 2018

How can we make the most of the opportunities, and use AI responsibly? We will host an evening of lively discussion about the ethics and practicalities of using artificial intelligence in health and care.

Suicide Prevention Festive Fundraiser

Suicide Prevention Festive Fundraiser

6 December 2018

The festive season can be a tough time of year, so we’re raising money for two local suicide prevention organisations with this fundraiser. Join us for a screening of a mystery festive film (can you guess what it is?), popcorn, pancakes and chat.

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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