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Members of RuBICoN continue to tackle antibiotic resistance

Members of RuBICoN continue to tackle antibiotic resistance

9 August 2018

Since closing in April 2017, members of the Respiratory Infections HIT have continued to do work that seeks to provide advice and support for parents and patients, and to reduce antibiotic use in the treatment of respiratory infections.

Bans on gluten-free prescribing save the NHS money in the short-term but the impact on patients is unclear

Bans on gluten-free prescribing save the NHS money in the short-term but the impact on patients is unclear

2 August 2018

Full or partial bans on GPs prescribing gluten-free (GF) foods to people with coeliac disease save the NHS money in the short-term. But the impact on patients is unknown, NIHR-funded researchers at the University of Bristol have warned.

Weight differences contribute to heart health in the young

Weight differences contribute to heart health in the young

30 July 2018

Increased weight in young adults is likely to cause higher blood pressure and a thickening of the heart muscle, according to findings by the University of Bristol published in the American Heart Association’s journal on 30 July...

Experience the high-tech healthcare house of the future

Experience the high-tech healthcare house of the future

26 July 2018

SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) and We The Curious have partnered together to create a 21st century house that will reveal the technology behind the healthcare of the future.

Patients undergoing hip replacement may be at lower risk of infection

Patients undergoing hip replacement may be at lower risk of infection

25 July 2018

Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement.

Depression and antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism

Depression and antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism

24 July 2018

In the first review of its kind, new research has found that depression and the use of antidepressants are each associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Safer 20mph speed limits in Bristol are under threat - here's what you can do to protect them in your area

Safer 20mph speed limits in Bristol are under threat - here's what you can do to protect them in your area

19 July 2018

Bristol City Council is consulting on 20mph speed limits in Bristol, with 83 20mph roads and six 30mph roads up for review.​ If you're concerned that a move back to 30mph is not the direction the city should be travelling in, here's what you can do.

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice

Gosport may have a negative impact on end-of-life care in general practice

17 July 2018

Researchers from the University of Bristol have highlighted the potentially negative impact the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital may have on end-of-life care delivered at home.

Depression during pregnancy rises in a generation

Depression during pregnancy rises in a generation

17 July 2018

Anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy have risen by 51 per cent within a generation according to findings from a major study by the University of Bristol published last week...

Latest 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.

West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo – Making and Maximising Opportunities

West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo – Making and Maximising Opportunities

14 November 2018

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

The Care Forum’s annual general meeting and conference

The Care Forum’s annual general meeting and conference

12 September 2018

The theme of the Care Forum's annual general meeting and conference is partnerships between large providers of health and social care and the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

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.

Researching pain qualitatively: past, present, future

Researching pain qualitatively: past, present, future

25 September 2018

This Pain Forum event will be presented by Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Professor of Health and Anthropology and Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research at the University of Bristol.

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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