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Latest news

New film shows NEWS in action

New film shows NEWS in action

17 March 2017

A new patient safety film tells the story of Paul from North Somerset, who made a quick and full recovery from sepsis as a result of NEWS (the National Early Warning Score) being communicated at every handover of care.

The best A Picture of Health images announced

The best A Picture of Health images announced

16 March 2017

The best pictures from the University of Bristol's 'A Picture of Health' project have been announced. The project aims to encourage communication between researchers, foster new collaborations and showcase their research to the public.

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute launches 2017 Research for Health challenge call

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute launches 2017 Research for Health challenge call

15 March 2017

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute's Research for Health scheme encourages healthcare practitioners and University of Bristol researchers to work together to develop innovative thinking around clinical problems.

Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children

 Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children

14 March 2017

Estimates suggest that 40 per cent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study involving academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use...

Researchers to develop ‘wearable’ robotic tools for surgery

Researchers to develop ‘wearable’ robotic tools for surgery

14 March 2017

A team of researchers led by UWE Bristol is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement and the ability to ‘sense’, ‘see’, control and safely...

Gambling a problem for 1 in 20 people visiting their GP

Gambling a problem for 1 in 20 people visiting their GP

14 March 2017

A study published in the British Journal of General Practice today found that around 1 in 20 people waiting to see their GP in surgeries in Bristol reported having a gambling problem.

Young adults on the verge of a gambling habit

Young adults on the verge of a gambling habit

14 March 2017

Young males and people who use drink or drugs are at greater risk of developing a gambling habit, according to new research published today. Experts say it is an indication of an area that needs more attention if primary care services are to help those i...

Build-in health or build more hospitals event success

Build-in health or build more hospitals event success

9 March 2017

A range of people with a stake or an interest in city development came together at the Architecture Centre in the centre of Bristol for an event held as part of Bristol Healthy City Week.

Girls in care more likely to report lower well-being than boys

Girls in care more likely to report lower well-being than boys

8 March 2017

About a quarter of girls in care have low well-being and feel the stigma of care more deeply than do boys according to a new study, announced today, which set out to understand what well-being means to looked after children.

Latest events

Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services: getting things changed

Reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services: getting things changed

28 March 2017

This workshop for health professionals and disabled people is run by the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, University of Bristol. It aims to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services.

Using and understanding research evidence

Using and understanding research evidence

28 March 2017

This day is for members of the public who want to make sense of research evidence, and to assess the reliability of the evidence behind health-related headlines.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) public involvement evening

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) public involvement evening

6 April 2017

Join the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) patient and public involvement evening, to find out what the team is doing and shape how you can get involved.

Projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world

Projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world

27 April 2017

This is the second University of Bristol workshop on projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world. It aims to consider the challenges facing Bristol following the Brexit vote, with an emphasis on trade and foreign relations.

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

3 May 2017

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in our fourth year.

Enhancing facilitation workshop

Enhancing facilitation workshop

11 May 2017

This workshop is for researchers, health professionals/other staff currently running patient and public involvement (PPI) meetings and groups, and those who will soon be taking on this responsibility.

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

18 May 2017

Are you unsure who provides what services for people living with dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire? If so, this is an opportunity to find out what services are available.

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.

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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