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Latest news

Patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

Patients with long term conditions overestimate life expectancy

11 January 2017

A review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy.

STITCH HIT's work highlighted in National Suicide Prevention Strategy progress report

STITCH HIT's work highlighted in National Suicide Prevention Strategy progress report

10 January 2017

The work of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) has been recognised in the Department of Health's third National Suicide Prevention Strategy progress report.

The economics of grief

The economics of grief

10 January 2017

The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now, for the first time, researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child’s death can have.

North Bristol Trust launches draft research strategy

North Bristol Trust launches draft research strategy

5 January 2017

North Bristol Trust have launched their draft research strategy, and they want to hear your views on it. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.

Job clubs could help reduce depression in people who lose their job, study finds

Job clubs could help reduce depression in people who lose their job, study finds

4 January 2017

Job clubs seem to be effective in reducing depression in people who lose their jobs, particularly those at high risk of depression, an NIHR-funded study has found. But evidence for other types of support for people during times of financial hardship, inc...

Professor Gene Feder awarded an OBE in New Year Honours

Professor Gene Feder awarded an OBE in New Year Honours

31 December 2016

Professor Gene Feder has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to healthcare and victims of domestic abuse. He has worked at the University of Bristol since 2008.

Just what the doctor ordered: Study praises new approach to GP visits

Just what the doctor ordered: Study praises new approach to GP visits

22 December 2016

A cultural shift in how patients access care through their GPs is one step closer after a university study highlighted the benefits of an emerging approach known as ‘social prescribing’.

Further evidence found for causal links between cannabis and schizophrenia

Further evidence found for causal links between cannabis and schizophrenia

19 December 2016

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition.

Interested in how genomic medicine can be mainstreamed?

Interested in how genomic medicine can be mainstreamed?

16 December 2016

The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) needs your feedback to ensure that the most effective resources to support the learning needs and styles of the genomic medicine workforce are developed.

Latest events

Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint - HIT seminar

Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint - HIT seminar

23 January 2017

The Bristol Health Partners’ Health Integration Teams (HITs) bring together health and care professionals, managers, patients and members of the public, commissioners, local government, third sector organisations and researchers to address pressing heal

West of England work and health think tank

West of England work and health think tank

30 January 2017

This event will bring together organisations from across the West of England to discuss how to improve employment and health outcomes for our working age population, particularly those who have health conditions and those who are furthest away from employ

Healthcare from your living room

Healthcare from your living room

7 February 2017

Do you want to find out about how to implement healthcare from your living room? This event from the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will showcase best practice from Denmark.

Jerry Morris memorial lecture 2017

Jerry Morris memorial lecture 2017

16 February 2017

Professor Dianne Ward, University of North Carolina, presents the 2017 Jerry Morris memorial lecture at the University of Bristol.

South West public health scientific conference

South West public health scientific conference

14 March 2017

This conference showcases both service and university based public health research and evaluation from across the South West.

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

Bristol patient safety conference 2017

3 May 2017

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in our fourth year.

Culture, health and wellbeing international conference

Culture, health and wellbeing international conference

19 June 2017

This international conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing.

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.

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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