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£2 million award will advance understanding of mechanisms of learning and memory

£2 million award will advance understanding of mechanisms of learning and memory

22 June 2017

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory.

Hartcliffe children demand safer streets to play out in

Hartcliffe children demand safer streets to play out in

20 June 2017

As part of a joint project with Playing Out and Knightstone Housing, children from Room 13 Hareclive in Hartcliffe, South Bristol, are calling for safer streets from speeding traffic so they can play out more where they live.

Queen’s birthday honour for Professor Debbie Lawlor

Queen’s birthday honour for Professor Debbie Lawlor

17 June 2017

Debbie Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, has been awarded a CBE for her services to social and community medicine research.

Urban-ID project launches its website

Urban-ID project launches its website

15 June 2017

The £825k Urban-ID project has launched its website, which highlights the themes and case studies that they will focus on.

Epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft

Epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft

14 June 2017

Cleft lip and palate are common birth defects and affect around 15 in every 10,000 births in Europe. New research by the University of Bristol from the the Cleft Collective has found epigenetics could help diagnose different types of cleft...

Our 2016-17 annual review is out now

Our 2016-17 annual review is out now

13 June 2017

Our 2016-17 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 13 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 19 HITs.

New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection

New trial for prosthetic hip joint infection

13 June 2017

The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best is being run by the University of Bristol and members of the public are...

Do your teeth need an MOT?

Do your teeth need an MOT?

13 June 2017

Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist.

Only collaboration can deliver the change our health and care system needs

Only collaboration can deliver the change our health and care system needs

13 June 2017

In this blog post, originally published as the foreword of our 2016-17 annual review, Bristol Health Partners Director David Relph reflects on what the partnership has achieved not just in the last year, but over the last five years since its inception.

Latest events

Film screening: Summer in the Forest followed by director Q&A

Film screening: Summer in the Forest followed by director Q&A

28 June 2017

Watershed are screening Summer in the Forest followed by a Q&A with the director Randall Wright on 28 June.

Psychosis Health Integration Team: Service user workshop

Psychosis Health Integration Team: Service user workshop

28 June 2017

The workshop will be facilitated by people with experience of psychosis and will seek people's views on GP care. It's the first in a new series of workshops that will take different themes to inform the work of the Psychosis Health Integration Team.

Bristol Older People's Forum AGM

Bristol Older People's Forum AGM

29 June 2017

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees will be the keynote speaker at Bristol Older People's Forum's annual general meeting. You will also hear from their chair Judith, with a review of the past year, and an update on their plans for the future. As always, there wi

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.

NIHR Public Health Research information event in Bristol

NIHR Public Health Research information event in Bristol

14 July 2017

This event is an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme. The PHR Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the pu

Centre for Health and Clinical Research summer seminar: knowledge mobilisation theme launch

Centre for Health and Clinical Research summer seminar: knowledge mobilisation theme launch

19 July 2017

The Centre for Health and Clinical Research (CHCR) invites you to the official launch of its knowledge mobilisation (KM) theme. Members of the Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative will give short presentations along with the theme leader Professor Nic

Operational research applied to health services mini conference

Operational research applied to health services mini conference

1 August 2017

This one day mini-conference is aimed at health and care practitioners and will explore applying operational research to health services (ORAHS). The day will focus on the practical application of operational research and the difference it can make, which

West of England Genomic Medicine Centre 2017 annual event

West of England Genomic Medicine Centre 2017 annual event

1 September 2017

This is the second annual event from the West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC).

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.

CRPS Bath rehabilitation programme study day

CRPS Bath rehabilitation programme study day

21 September 2017

This study day offers an opportunity for healthcare professionals to find out more about the Bath CRPS programme and practical treatment techniques used in this condition.

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

7 October 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017 will take place from 7 to 14 October. Look out for more updates soon.

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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