Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in the Bristol city region by integrating, promoting and developing the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

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20mph speed limits in Bristol save lives, reduce injuries and save the NHS £15 million a year

20mph speed limits in Bristol save lives, reduce injuries and save the NHS £15 million a year

13 February 2018

The 20mph speed limits in residential areas in Bristol have prevented more than four fatal casualties a year, as well as 11 serious and 159 slight injuries, an evaluation by UWE Bristol has found, estimated to have saved the NHS £15 million a year.

Are you turning 70 in 2018? Could you be part of the NHS at 70 celebrations?

Are you turning 70 in 2018? Could you be part of the NHS at 70 celebrations?

9 February 2018

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS. To mark the occasion, we are looking for anyone who has their 70th birthday this year and has participated in health research, who would be willing to share their story with the media.

Seminar on supporting service design and delivery showcases HIT achievements

Seminar on supporting service design and delivery  showcases HIT achievements

7 February 2018

Five Health Integration Teams (HITs) presented their work aimed at keeping people out of hospital at a special lunchtime seminar on 5 February, to commissioners, project managers, researchers and people from the voluntary sector.

Channel 4 documentary shows how Deep Brain Stimulation helps patients with movement disorders

Channel 4 documentary shows how Deep Brain Stimulation helps patients with movement disorders

2 February 2018

Channel 4’s documentary, Can You Rebuild My Brain? gave an insight into how the pioneering Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure can improve people’s lives, and featured a nurse from MOVE HIT.

STITCH HIT shortlisted for Hearing the Patient Voice HEE award

STITCH HIT shortlisted for Hearing the Patient Voice HEE award

2 February 2018

The Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (also known as STITCH) has been shortlisted in the Hearing the Patient Voice award as part of Health Education England’s Star Awards programme in the South West.

Antibiotic resistance in children’s E. coli is high when commonly prescribed antibiotics are used

Antibiotic resistance in children’s E. coli is high when commonly prescribed antibiotics are used

2 February 2018

Antibiotic resistance in children’s E. coli, a bacteria that is the most common cause of urinary tract infection, is high against many antibiotics commonly prescribed in primary care and could make them ineffective as first-line treatments, warns a study...

Rewriting psychosis - the Psychosis HIT's public engagement event

Rewriting psychosis - the Psychosis HIT's public engagement event

2 February 2018

How can people who experience psychosis, those close to them, health professionals, activists and researchers build a new story about psychosis where thriving and resilience are a potential outcome, rather than hopelessness and stigma?...

Upcoming NIHR CLAHRC West training courses

Upcoming NIHR CLAHRC West training courses

2 February 2018

NIHR CLAHRC West's popular free training programme includes a range of courses for people working in health, public health, research and commissioning, as well as patients and members of the public.

EDHIT announces photography exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders

EDHIT announces photography exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders

1 February 2018

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team are holding an exhibition of photographs by people with experience of eating disorders on 27 February.

Latest events

North Bristol Trust Science Quarter event

North Bristol Trust Science Quarter event

22 February 2018

North Bristol NHS Trust's annual Science Quarter event this year celebrates the official opening of Severn Pathology. The event will showcase how science is revolutionising healthcare and highlighting the broad extent of clinical research that takes place

Eating Disorders HIT photography exhibition and public event

Eating Disorders HIT photography exhibition and public event

27 February 2018

Join the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team's (EDHIT) public event and photography exhibition. There will be an exhibition of photography on the themes of 'what makes me smile' and 'what recovery means to me' which has been submitted by people with

Healthwatch Bristol “So What?!” Conference

Healthwatch Bristol “So What?!” Conference

6 March 2018

“So What?!” has Healthwatch Bristol been up to? Come along to the conference to find out.

Physiotherapy Pain Association introductory course

Physiotherapy Pain Association introductory course

10 March 2018

Psychologically informed approaches to physiotherapy assessment and management of pain A two-day course run by the Physiotherapy Pain Association in collaboration with Pain Training and Education Tutors: Dr Pete Gladwell and Emma Bartlett This cour

The Deteriorating Patient – reach for the charts!

The Deteriorating Patient – reach for the charts!

15 March 2018

Three years since the launch of the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative's Deteriorating Patient and National Early Warning Score (NEWS) programme, this event will focus on celebrating the key achievements and impact across the region.NIHR CLAHRC

Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and networking day 2018

Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and networking day 2018

11 April 2018

The Bristol Neuroscience Research Network presents a one-day conference to bring together its research community. The Bristol Brain Research: Showcase and networking day is specially designed by and for members of the wider community to learn about all th

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2018

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2018

16 May 2018

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in its fifth year. hear from patient safety and quality improvement experts learn from practice-based improvement projects share your work through their national poster competi

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium: Professor Danny Dorling

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium: Professor Danny Dorling

7 June 2018

Save the date: inequality commentator and social geographer Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, will present the Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium.

Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2018

Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2018

3 July 2018

The first Jean Golding Institute (JGI) Showcase will include a high profile public lecture, a showcase of JGI activities, displays of funded projects, data competition results and talks from funded projects.

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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