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Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2016-17

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2016-17

24 May 2017

This timeline from April 2016 to March 2017 showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners, from October's Healthy City Week Bristol, to prioritising our Health Integration Teams' work streams.

Bristol Health Partners: five years of achievement

Bristol Health Partners: five years of achievement

24 May 2017

The first Bristol Health Partners partnership agreement was signed in April 2012, with a lifespan of five years. It’s been extended for another year while our future direction is mapped out, but it’s a good moment to reflect on what we've achieved so far...

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

24 May 2017

Helen Malson and Hugh Herzig, Directors of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT), reflect on the team's work and achievements over the last year.

Healthy City Week Bristol 2016

Healthy City Week Bristol 2016

24 May 2017

What do Dr Phil Hammond, apple juice pressing and social prescribing have in common? They were all part of Healthy City Week Bristol 2016. Read the round-up of what went on during the week.

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2016-17

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2016-17

22 May 2017

Directors Adrian Davis and Suzanne Audrey, together with Marcus Grant, reflect on their work to promote the importance of healthy urban environments through the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2016-17

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2016-17

22 May 2017

Dr Jonathan Evans and Inge Shepherd, Directors of the Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team, give an update on progress in 2016-17, including the successful application for a new specialist community perinatal mental health service.

Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team review of 2016-17

Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team review of 2016-17

19 May 2017

Leonie Roberts, Matthew Hickman, Katherine Williams and Tim Williams, Directors of the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on their team’s work in 2016-17.

Bristol Bones and Joints highlights for 2016-17

Bristol Bones and Joints highlights for 2016-17

18 May 2017

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2016-17 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT). The Bones and Joints HIT covers three disease areas: osteoarthritis, osteop...

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing 2016-17 highlights

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing  2016-17 highlights

16 May 2017

Dr Patricia Lucas and Dr Jo Williams, Directors of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE), look back on 2016-17. BoNEE aims to tackle the health inequalities that result from poverty and disadvantage.

Latest events

Bristol Population Health Science Institute launch

Bristol Population Health Science Institute launch

9 June 2017

The launch event for the University of Bristol’s new Bristol Population Health Science Institute. A science conference with a difference, there will be presentations by researchers from across Population Health Science disciplines. The sessions will b

Challenging biological essentialism: embodied histories and health inequities – public lecture

Challenging biological essentialism: embodied histories and health inequities – public lecture

9 June 2017

An evening lecture by Professor Nancy Krieger of Harvard University to celebrate the launch of the Bristol Population Health Science Institute. A lurking biological essentialism infuses contemporary research on ‘health disparities’. Mindful of th

Insights into health inequalities in the West of England and implications for practice

Insights into health inequalities in the West of England and implications for practice

12 June 2017

This Avon Primary Care Research Collaboration (APCRC) seminar and discussion will be presented by Emer Brangan of NIHR CLAHRC West and Hildegard Dumper of People in Health West of England.

2017 HIT conference and networking event

2017 HIT conference and networking event

13 June 2017

Our fourth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on Tuesday 13 June at At-Bristol Science Centre brings together our Health Integration Teams, the Bristol Health Partners Board and Executive Group, as well as other key people from the partnershi

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.

CACE 2017 – International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters

CACE 2017 – International Meeting on Conversation Analysis and Clinical Encounters

12 July 2017

CACE is a biennial international meeting for academics and clinicians interested in the application of conversation analytic (CA) methods to communication in medical care.

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.

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.

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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