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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Calling all medics who support 20mph

Calling all medics who support 20mph

10 July 2018

Bristol's 20mph limits are under threat, as Bristol City Council is consulting on increasing the speed limit from 20mph on 83 roads, with only six 30mph roads up for review. We want the health community in Bristol to voice their support for 20mph.

2018 HIT conference highlights

2018 HIT conference highlights

10 July 2018

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to network, share ideas and hear from key speakers from the local health and care system, at the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 15 June.

Bristol thinking globally for health

Bristol thinking globally for health

5 July 2018

Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Director of Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, University of Bristol, describes the Institute's innovative approach to global health challenges. Another Bristol Firsts blog to mark NHS70.

Can your postcode determine when you die? Rife Magazine film explores inequality in Bristol

Can your postcode determine when you die? Rife Magazine film explores inequality in Bristol

4 July 2018

Rife Magazine has produced a film exploring the stark inequalities between neighbouring suburbs in North Bristol. If you live in Southmead, you can expect to die nine and half years before your neighbours in Henleaze.

20mph limits benefit everyone in Bristol, from the youngest to the oldest

20mph limits benefit everyone in Bristol, from the youngest to the oldest

4 July 2018

Supporters of 20mph limits – which research has shown is seven out of 10 adults surveyed – need to make their voices heard. Bristol City Council’s consultation on the safer speed limits includes 83 20mph roads and six 30mph roads up for review.

Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking

Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking

29 June 2018

In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions in primary care, researchers found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but not quality of life.

“I pushed all I could - out came a baby who was pale, limp and did not cry”

“I pushed all I could - out came a baby who was pale, limp and did not cry”

26 June 2018

Professor Marianne Thoresen describes her groundbreaking work to prevent brain injuries in new-born babies who have been starved of oxygen by cooling them.

Happy staff=happy patients: How the SPEaC app came to be

Happy staff=happy patients: How the SPEaC app came to be

25 June 2018

Anne Frampton, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, and Andrew Hollowood, Clinical Chair, both at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, describe the development of the SPEaC Happy App.

Stroke HIT appoints two new public contributor Directors

Stroke HIT appoints two new public contributor Directors

25 June 2018

The Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) has appointed Stephen Hill and Chris Priestman as co-Directors and joint patient and public involvement (PPI) leads​. Both Stephen and Chris are stroke survivors.

Latest events

Psychiatry and physical health

Psychiatry and physical health

18 July 2018

Exploring the links between physical and mental health, this evening with the adult liaison psychiatry team is part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's series of Health Matters events.

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.

The Weight of Expectation and The Big O Project: an exhibition exploring obesity stigma

The Weight of Expectation and The Big O Project: an exhibition exploring obesity stigma

17 July 2018

A joint exhibition of work from The Weight of Expectation, a new comic exploring how our culture stigmatises larger body sizes, and The Big O Project, a photographic study exploring the effects of obesity stigma on children, is running in Bristol from 17

Exploring obesity stigma: Weight of Expectation comic launch and signing

Exploring obesity stigma: Weight of Expectation comic launch and signing

19 July 2018

The Weight of Expectation, a new comic exploring how our culture stigmatises larger body sizes, is being launched in Bristol at a special evening event on 19 July, as part of an exhibition running from 17 to 21 July.

Preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

Preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

21 September 2018

A meeting on preparing sexual health services for the challenge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

West of England Expo - save the date

West of England Expo  - save the date

14 November 2018

This year’s Annual Conference Expo will explore what “innovation” really means and its role in supporting transformation and change.

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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