Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in Bristol by integrating, promoting and developing Bristol's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

Latest news

Lecture that provides insights into local dementia services

Lecture that provides insights into local dementia services

18 April 2017

An opportunity to find out what services are available for people living with dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire and to ask questions about the services.

NHS England pledges £750k to Bristol Royal Infirmary for 24 hour psychiatric liaison service

NHS England pledges £750k to Bristol Royal Infirmary for 24 hour psychiatric liaison service

5 April 2017

NHS England has awarded University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust £750k to extend psychiatric liaison services in the emergency department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This means they will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre: £21 million research partnership launches

3 April 2017

A £21 million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Bristol will launch this week. The research centre will conduct cutting-edge research to develop new, ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and...

International award for students building a healthier, more sustainable Bristol

International award for students building a healthier, more sustainable Bristol

3 April 2017

The value of 8,000 Bristol students working with 250 city partners on sustainability engagement has been recognised by a prestigious International Green Gown award.

Bristol academic awarded the Kieran Sweeney Prize

Bristol academic awarded the Kieran Sweeney Prize

31 March 2017

Dr Trevor Thompson, GP and Head of Teaching at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has won the Royal College of General Practitioners' 2016 Kieran Sweeney Prize for medical writing by GPs.

Children with autism find understanding facial expressions difficult but make similar mistakes as peers - new study finds

Children with autism find understanding facial expressions difficult but make similar mistakes as peers - new study finds

31 March 2017

Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognising and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest studies to look at emotion recognition in children and adolescents wit...

Be ManKind campaign launches to promote male mental-wellbeing

Be ManKind campaign launches to promote male mental-wellbeing

29 March 2017

A hard hitting campaign, Be ManKind, launched this week to address the stigma surrounding male mental health and suicide through the medium of photography.

Latest courses from NIHR CLAHRC West

Latest courses from NIHR CLAHRC West

29 March 2017

NIHR CLAHRC West runs free courses for people working in the health and social care sector. Their training programme aims to promote the development of skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health, public health and commissioning...

Bristol Health Partners membership and funding in 2017-18 – an update from David Relph

Bristol Health Partners membership and funding in 2017-18 – an update from David Relph

29 March 2017

We have been working to confirm the scope and shape of the partnership as we move into the next financial year. With many of our partner organisations experiencing fresh financial constraints in the coming year, this has led to a reduction in our budget.

Latest events

NIHR grant applications: seminar and support event

NIHR grant applications: seminar and support event

27 April 2017

Are you planning to submit a grant application to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)? The Research Design Service South West is holding one-day events in Bristol and Bournemouth aimed at helping you to improve your chances of success. The

Projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world

Projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world

27 April 2017

This is the second University of Bristol workshop on projecting Britain and Bristol in a post-Brexit world. It aims to consider the challenges facing Bristol following the Brexit vote, with an emphasis on trade and foreign relations.

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.

Enhancing facilitation workshop

Enhancing facilitation workshop

11 May 2017

This workshop is for researchers, health professionals/other staff currently running patient and public involvement (PPI) meetings and groups, and those who will soon be taking on this responsibility.

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Who provides what dementia services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

18 May 2017

Are you unsure who provides what services for people living with dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire? If so, this is an opportunity to find out what services are available.

2017 HIT conference and networking event

2017 HIT conference and networking event

13 June 2017

Our fourth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on Tuesday 13 June at At-Bristol Science Centre brings together our Health Integration Teams, the Bristol Health Partners Board and Executive Group, as well as other key people from the partnershi

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to reduce risk of developing dementia: A New Year's resolution

How to reduce risk of developing dementia: A New Year's resolution

14 December 2017

Would you like to find out more about how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more and to think about setting some New Year's resolutions for 2018 to help you achieve this.

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

powered by Hummingbird CMS