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Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, Lancet studies suggest

Highly hazardous pesticides: policies should focus on bans, rather than secure storage, Lancet studies suggest

11 August 2017

Global policies on access to highly hazardous pesticides – commonly ingested in acts of self-poisoning and suicide in rural Asia – should focus on national bans, rather than safe storage, according to two studies in The Lancet and The Lancet Global Healt...

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people are safe and reduce hospital use

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people are safe and reduce hospital use

9 August 2017

Alternatives to acute hospital admissions for older people appear safe and could reduce use of acute hospital care and length of time receiving care, a new study from the University of Bristol published in BMJ Open ​has found.

Sexual health professionals should be supported to ask about domestic abuse

Sexual health professionals should be supported to ask about domestic abuse

7 August 2017

Sexual health professionals feel that it is appropriate and valuable to ask their patients about domestic violence and abuse, NIHR-funded research has found. But time, workload and finding the right moment during consultations can be barriers to doing so...

Ground-breaking foreign-language films about dementia launched by Bristol-based partnership

Ground-breaking foreign-language films about dementia launched by Bristol-based partnership

2 August 2017

A Bristol-based partnership has launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city.

Research Capability Funding autumn 2017 call now open

Research Capability Funding autumn 2017 call now open

2 August 2017

Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative have announced their autumn call for Research Capability Funding (RCF) applications. The deadline for applications is 3 October.

University of Bristol team develop a new test to assist GP antibiotic prescribing

University of Bristol team develop a new test to assist GP antibiotic prescribing

1 August 2017

A research team at the University of Bristol, and including researchers from ITHAcA HIT and NIHR CLAHRC West has won a prestigious international award for a technology that could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

STP consultation on future of NHS services

STP consultation on future of NHS services

1 August 2017

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups are consulting on the future of local NHS services. This consultation forms part of the work of the local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Best practice guide on the ethics and governance of service evaluation launches

Best practice guide on the ethics and governance of service evaluation launches

1 August 2017

A best practice guide on the ethics and governance of service evaluation has been launched on the CLAHRC West website. These guidelines are for evaluators and commissioners of evaluation in health and social care.

Guidelines for patient and public involvement in evaluation launched

Guidelines for patient and public involvement in evaluation launched

1 August 2017

A new quick guide to patient and public involvement (PPI) in evaluation has been launched on the CLAHRC West website. The leaflet is for evaluators and commissioners of evaluation in health and social care.

Latest events

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

18 August 2017

A new art exhibition of work by people with lived experience of eating disorders is opening in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. The artists are service users from the STEPS (Specialised Treatment for Eating Disorders) service run by Avon and Wil

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).

Walk / run for Parkinson’s

Walk / run for Parkinson’s

3 September 2017

A fundraising walk and run for Parkinson’s UK is taking place in Ashton Court, Bristol on Sunday 3 September 2017.Costs £10 - adults£5 - Under 16s (walk)£15 - 10K £13 - 10K UKA affiliated£12 - 5K

A seminar on the genetics of coronary artery disease

A seminar on the genetics of coronary artery disease

11 September 2017

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani leads a seminar on the genetics of coronary artery disease, its progress and clinical translation.

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.

Improving health through better use of data workshop

Improving health through better use of data workshop

19 September 2017

This workshop will explore a new resource that will help clinicians, service planners and others make best use of data to improve health and care. It will focus on a regional project on using data to improve health, care and services through research.

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.

Digital Art of the Possible

Digital Art of the Possible

4 October 2017

Save the date of the next Digital Art of the Possible' event. It's happening on 4 October 2017, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol 8.30am – 4.30pm

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

7 October 2017

Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7 – 14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT patient meeting

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT patient meeting

18 October 2017

The Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT) are looking for patients who have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis, or who have had surgery for osteoarthritis.

GPs on the brink: Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture

GPs on the brink: Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture

2 November 2017

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and theatre maker Viv Gordon to share the stage for the Institute’s fourth annual public lecture.

An overview of the different types of dementia

An overview of the different types of dementia

23 November 2017

Do you want to know more about the different types, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and others? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more about the different types of dementia.

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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