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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Local winners at the BMJ Awards

Local winners at the BMJ Awards

24 May 2018

Two local teams were winners at the 2018 BMJ Awards on 10 May. North Bristol NHS Trust and the West of England Academic Health Science Network both came away with coveted awards at the glittering ceremony held in London.

New student health app to support students and universities

New student health app to support students and universities

23 May 2018

A newly re-designed app is now available to empower university students to take better care of their health. Providing relevant and reliable information on over 150 mental and physical health issues, the Student Health App is free to download.

Why checklists are like toothbrushes: the development and spread of the Emergency Department safety checklist

Why checklists are like toothbrushes:  the development and spread of the Emergency Department safety checklist

22 May 2018

Dr Emma Redfern, ED consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, writes about the creation and development of their Emergency Department (ED) safety checklist which is now being rolled out nationally, as part of our Bristol Firsts blog series.

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2017-18

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2017-18

22 May 2018

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, outgoing Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2017-18.

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2017-18

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2017-18

21 May 2018

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2017-18 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

2017-18 highlights from the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE)

2017-18 highlights from the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE)

21 May 2018

Dr Patricia Lucas and Dr Jo Williams, Directors of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE), look back on the team's highlights for 2017-18.

Olly Watson on the impact of our intern Megan Davies's work

Olly Watson on the impact of our intern Megan Davies's work

18 May 2018

Olly Watson, Senior Project Manager at Bristol Health Partners, on the impact of Megan Davies's work with us. Megan has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months.​...

Our intern Megan Davies on her time with Bristol Health Partners

Our intern Megan Davies on her time with Bristol Health Partners

15 May 2018

Megan Davies, who has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months, reflects on what she's learned during her time in Bristol.

The very Big Book of Bristol Healthy Schools

The very Big Book of Bristol Healthy Schools

14 May 2018

Julie Coulthard, Public Health Principal in Bristol City Council’s Young People’s Public Health Team, describes the development of the Big Book of Bristol Healthy Schools, an A2 book of photos and illustrations made by local school children.

Latest events

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium

7 June 2018

The Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium.

Bristol Population Health Science Institute public lecture: Professor Danny Dorling

Bristol Population Health Science Institute public lecture: Professor Danny Dorling

7 June 2018

Inequality commentator and social geographer Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, will present the Stephen Frankel lecture as part of the Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium.

2018 HIT conference and networking event

2018 HIT conference and networking event

15 June 2018

Our fifth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference and networking event takes place on 15 June, bringing together HIT members, stakeholders, commissioners and other interested people and organisations to share HIT progress, experiences and network.

Dental health

Dental health

19 June 2018

Find out about common dental conditions, how to identify early symptoms, management and treatment options at this public event, part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's series of Health Matters events.

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.

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.

Autism Independence Theory of Change workshop

Autism Independence Theory of Change workshop

6 June 2018

Autism Independence are bringing together organisations, service users and people interested in helping them meet the needs of young people with autism and their families in the Bristol area.

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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