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.

Latest news

Rising above negative attitudes to dementia with the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

Rising above negative attitudes to dementia with the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

21 March 2019

Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) Project Manager Julie Clayton on how attitudes to dementia are being challenged by projects like the Restaurant that Makes Mistakes.

Bristol Walking Alliance events during Bristol Walk Fest explore the walkability of Bristol

Bristol Walking Alliance events during Bristol Walk Fest explore the walkability of Bristol

20 March 2019

How walkable is Bristol? This is the question at the centre of Bristol Walking Alliance (BWA) events for 2019’s Bristol Walk Fest, which runs throughout May.

‘Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community’ film premiere

‘Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community’ film premiere

18 March 2019

‘Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community’ is a short film telling the stories of Bristol-based Somali families affected by autism, and the professionals who support them. It is being premiered on 3 April at the Watershed.

‘Body positive’ social media content can lift body image and mood, new study finds

‘Body positive’ social media content can lift body image and mood, new study finds

12 March 2019

Viewing social media content aimed at challenging mainstream beauty ideals can boost body confidence among young women, a new study has revealed.

An introduction to digital health and use of data for patients and the public

An introduction to digital health and use of data for patients and the public

11 March 2019

Bristol Health Partners and People in Health West of England are running an innovative pilot training session on digital health and use of data.

Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students

Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students

11 March 2019

Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study to measure the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy on students.

Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?

Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers?

5 March 2019

A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions.

Chief Scientific Advisor visits South Gloucestershire to understand how research can help public health challenges in the region

Chief Scientific Advisor visits South Gloucestershire to understand how research can help public health challenges in the region

4 March 2019

One of the government's top scientific advisors visited South Gloucestershire Council, to understand the public health challenges of South Gloucestershire, and how research can help address them.

North Bristol Trust has taken part in a pioneering trial offering hope for restoring brain cells damaged in Parkinson’s

North Bristol Trust has taken part in a pioneering trial offering hope for restoring brain cells damaged in Parkinson’s

27 February 2019

North Bristol Trust has taken part in a pioneering trial programme by offering patients with Parkinson’s an experimental treatment directly to the brain to see if it is possible to restore the cells damaged by the disease.

Latest events

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.

'Best Bristol’ – improving bladder and bowel care for the local area

'Best Bristol’ – improving bladder and bowel care for the local area

28 March 2019

Dr Nikki Cotterill, Associate Professor in Continence Care, is holding an event to explore how we can improve bladder and bowel care in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

An introduction to digital health and use of data

An introduction to digital health and use of data

28 March 2019

Decisions about our data are being made on a daily basis, sometimes by humans and sometimes by computers. It’s vital that patient and public voices are heard in this rapidly changing and often confusing landscape.

Bristol Forum: Creating positive action through research and collaboration

Bristol Forum: Creating positive action through research and collaboration

29 March 2019

The Bristol Forum is a new collaboration between Bristol City Office, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England that aims to advance the problem-solving capacity of our city by bringing together innovative research and creative a

(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and Patient

(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and Patient

29 March 2019

On 29 March 2019, the University of Bristol – in partnership with the Trans Equality Legal Initiative (TELI) and Mermaids – is holding an inter-disciplinary conference, '(Re)Thinking Trans Healthcare: Bridging the Gap between Policy, Practitioner and

Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community - film premiere

Overcoming Barriers: Autism in the Somali community - film premiere

3 April 2019

Join Autism Independence, NIHR CLAHRC West and the Therapeutic Media Company for the launch of a short film about the experiences of Somali families affected by autism.

Improving life for carers

Improving life for carers

24 April 2019

Do you care for someone who is over 55, or has stroke, dementia, a movement disorder, or osteoporosis? Are you based in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or North Somerset? Come and meet the Health Integration Teams (HITs) and carers support organisati

Bristol Walk Fest

Bristol Walk Fest

1 May 2019

The UK's largest urban celebration of walking is back for another year. Bristol Walk Fest is the city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city.The month-long walking festival, now in its seventh s

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2019

15 May 2019

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in its sixth year.

Walkability Easton

Walkability Easton

20 May 2019

From the ever-popular Railway Path to Easton’s cluttered Victorian terraced streets, this guided walk will explore good and bad walking environments in the neighbourhood.

2019 HIT conference and networking event

2019 HIT conference and networking event

26 June 2019

Join us for our sixth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference and networking event on 26 June. It brings together HIT members, stakeholders, commissioners and other interested people and organisations. Last year's conference was attended by more

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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