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NHS 10-year plan: researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation and rigorous evaluation before widespread adoption

NHS 10-year plan: researchers warn online GP consultations need careful implementation and rigorous evaluation before widespread adoption

14 January 2019

Research led by NIHR CLAHRC West and CAPC at the University of Bristol found that unless GP online consultation systems are carefully implemented, they won’t yield the benefits policymakers hope for in the NHS 10 year plan.

The Health Innovation Programme: Practical support for innovators in the West of England

The Health Innovation Programme: Practical support for innovators in the West of England

10 January 2019

The West of England Academic Health Science Network's Health Innovation Programme is open for healthcare innovators who want practical support to navigate the NHS business landscape.

Why predicting what you expect to happen adds value to research

Why predicting what you expect to happen adds value to research

10 January 2019

Gareth Hooper, Health and Social Care Commissioning Manager, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, writes about how to come up with good hypotheses at the start of an intervention.

Exploring AI in health and care – how do we get it right?

Exploring AI in health and care – how do we get it right?

12 December 2018

Dr Sophie Taysom is an independent policy analyst at Keyah Consulting. Here she reflects on the discussions at the Bristol Health Partners AI in Health and Care: How do we get it right? event that took place on 28 November.

BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds

BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds

11 December 2018

A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health.

New collaboration agreement means future is bright for Bristol Health Partners

New collaboration agreement means future is bright for Bristol Health Partners

10 December 2018

Our funding partner organisations have signed a new Bristol Health Partners collaboration agreement for the next three years. This agreement secures our funding until 2021, allowing the vital work of the HITs and partnership to continue.

Wellcome Trust Scholarships for the Law School’s LLM in Health, Law, and Society

Wellcome Trust Scholarships for the Law School’s LLM in Health, Law, and Society

10 December 2018

Applicants to the September 2019 intake of the University of Bristol’s groundbreaking LLM in Health, Law, and Society are invited to apply to a scholarship scheme that is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

British Heart Foundation announces two new fellowships for nurses and allied health professionals

British Heart Foundation announces two new fellowships for nurses and allied health professionals

10 December 2018

The British Heart Foundation has announced two new fellowship schemes for nurses and allied health professionals.

Stroke HIT launches with films, marketplace and presentations

Stroke HIT launches with films, marketplace and presentations

7 December 2018

The Bristol Health Partners Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) held a special launch event on 16 November, bringing together more than 80 people, including those who have experienced stroke, their friends and family, professionals who support them, res...

Latest events

Movement disorders research showcase

Movement disorders research showcase

22 January 2019

Join the Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) and Parkinson's UK for an exciting showcase of movement disorder research. We’ll be bringing together people with movement disorders, those close to them, researchers and other professionals

Launch event - Use low dead space: Driving uptake of safer drug injecting equipment

Launch event - Use low dead space: Driving uptake of safer drug injecting equipment

24 January 2019

New posters, a booklet and an animation, co-designed by service users from Bristol Drugs Project, are being launched at this special event, which includes an exhibition of the materials.

Healthwatch Bristol Annual Conference 2019

Healthwatch Bristol Annual Conference 2019

27 March 2019

Find out all about Healthwatch Bristol's work during 2018/19 on mental health, emotional wellbeing and prevention, as well as cancer awareness raising work. There will be speakers during the morning, followed by four different workshops after lunch.

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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