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Joint Spatial Plan must address public health issues, Bristol Health Partners urges

Joint Spatial Plan must address public health issues, Bristol Health Partners urges

17 January 2018

The Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) is a rare opportunity to plan for a healthier future for the West of England, but Bristol Health Partners believes that the latest version of the plan doesn’t address public health issues strongly enough.

Evidence and evaluation training resources

Evidence and evaluation training resources

17 January 2018

CLAHRC West and the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) have developed a suite of training resources to accompany the Evaluation Works and Evidence Works toolkits.

City of Sport to become Bristol Active City

City of Sport to become Bristol Active City

15 January 2018

Bristol is celebrating the successes of its year as a European City of Sport as it launches its rebranded website as a one-stop-shop for sport and physical activity in Bristol. The website, now known as Bristol Active City, aims to pull together opp...

Bristol publishes its most in depth report into women’s health

Bristol publishes its most in depth report into women’s health

12 January 2018

Bristol City Council has published a new report about the health of women in Bristol as part of a wider project to assess the health needs of the city.

Stroke Health Integration Team stars on Dr Phil Hammond's BBC Radio Bristol show

Stroke Health Integration Team stars on Dr Phil Hammond's BBC Radio Bristol show

3 January 2018

Dr Phil Clatworthy, director of the Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) and stroke survivor Chris Priestman were guests on Dr Phil Hammond's BBC Bristol show on 30 December.

Local pubs and bars sign up to support Dry January 2018

Local pubs and bars sign up to support Dry January 2018

27 December 2017

Pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants in Bristol have been pledging support for Dry January next month by offering appealing alcohol-free alternatives.

Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen

Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen

18 December 2017

Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research involving researchers from the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol and local hospitals, and led by...

Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school

Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school

12 December 2017

New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.

Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury

Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury

11 December 2017

A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists.

Latest events

Health: The design, planning and politics of how and where we live conference

Health: The design, planning and politics of how and where we live conference

25 January 2018

This conference reflects a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the places we inhabit. It seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment.

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre launch symposium

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre launch symposium

1 February 2018

This scientific symposium marks the launch of the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Researchers, clinicians and patients will talk about the research being carried out at Bristol BRC and how this exciting sci

Public lecture and debate: Can surgical research improve health?

Public lecture and debate: Can surgical research improve health?

1 February 2018

Surgery is one of the most important treatments offered to patients, with over 4.7 million operations carried out in the UK every year, according to the Royal College of Surgeons. There are over 17,000 surgeons in the UK, who have trained for many years t

Evidence for change: making research relevant for service design and delivery

Evidence for change: making research relevant for service design and delivery

5 February 2018

This Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar will include brief presentations from four Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) working on new services aimed at keeping people out of hospital.

2018 Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Kate Hunt

2018 Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Kate Hunt

8 February 2018

Gender-sensitised weight management programmes for men: are they needed and do they work?Kate is Professor of Gender and Health at the University of Glasgow and Associate Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). She has led

Let's talk trials

Let's talk trials

9 February 2018

Let's Talk Trials is a one day communication skills course designed to promote sensitive and effective communication between staff and patients involved in clinical research. The course has been developed by the Christie’s Maguire Communication Skills U

Digital tech – transforming how healthcare is delivered to citizens

Digital tech – transforming how healthcare is delivered to citizens

13 February 2018

Advances in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, sensors, wearables and other innovative technologies are redefining the way healthcare is being delivered. They are reducing hospital admissions and the need for in hospital care and providing connecte

Understanding suicidal behaviour and self-harm

Understanding suicidal behaviour and self-harm

20 February 2018

This lunchtime seminar from Professor Rory O’Connor, University of Glasgow, is organised by Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences.

North Bristol Trust Science Quarter event

North Bristol Trust Science Quarter event

22 February 2018

North Bristol NHS Trust's annual Science Quarter event this year celebrates the official opening of Severn Pathology. The event will showcase how science is revolutionising healthcare and highlighting the broad extent of clinical research that takes place

Eating Disorders HIT photography exhibition and public event

Eating Disorders HIT photography exhibition and public event

27 February 2018

Join the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team's (EDHIT) public event and photography exhibition. There will be an exhibition of photography on the themes of 'what makes me smile' and 'what recovery means to me' which has been submitted by people with

Physiotherapy Pain Association introductory course

Physiotherapy Pain Association introductory course

10 March 2018

Psychologically informed approaches to physiotherapy assessment and management of pain A two-day course run by the Physiotherapy Pain Association in collaboration with Pain Training and Education Tutors: Dr Pete Gladwell and Emma Bartlett This cour

The Deteriorating Patient – reach for the charts!

The Deteriorating Patient – reach for the charts!

15 March 2018

Three years since the launch of the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative's Deteriorating Patient and National Early Warning Score (NEWS) programme, this event will focus on celebrating the key achievements and impact across the region.NIHR CLAHRC

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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