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Buprenorphine may be a safer opioid substitute than methadone but only if treatment duration is longer, study suggests

Buprenorphine may be a safer opioid substitute than methadone but only if treatment duration is longer, study suggests

20 April 2018

The less commonly prescribed opioid substitute buprenorphine may be safer than methadone for problem opioid users, especially if used during the first month of treatment, according to a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, King’s College...

Dementia HIT Research Showcase explores sleep, citizenship and emergency care

Dementia HIT Research Showcase explores sleep, citizenship and emergency care

20 April 2018

Sleep and dementia, emergency care, and notions of citizenship were among the highlights of the Dementia HIT Research Showcase 2018 held at BAWA on 19 April 2018.

My year of adventure doing UWE's Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication

My year of adventure doing UWE's Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication

20 April 2018

Zoe Trinder-Widdess, Communications Manager for Bristol Health Partners and NIHR CLAHRC West, talks about taking on UWE's Postgraduate Certificate in Science Communication. This blog was originally published on UWE's Science Communication Unit blog.

STITCH team presents to Parliamentary self-harm and suicide prevention group

STITCH team presents to Parliamentary self-harm and suicide prevention group

19 April 2018

The Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) presented their work to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention on 13 March.

Another great year for the Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT

Another great year for the Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT

19 April 2018

Salena Williams and Sue Dursley, Co-Directors of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) give an update on the HIT's activities in 2017-18.​...

Upcoming NIHR CLAHRC West training courses

Upcoming NIHR CLAHRC West training courses

17 April 2018

NIHR CLAHRC West's popular free training programme includes a range of courses for people working in health, public health, research and commissioning, as well as patients and members of the public. Here are the latest courses available to book.

Research Capability Funding (RCF) spring 2018 call now open

Research Capability Funding (RCF) spring 2018 call now open

17 April 2018

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG Research and Evidence Team have launched the spring Research Capability Funding (RCF) call. The deadline for applications is 11 June. They are launching a themed call alongside their open call.

David Relph's valedictory message

David Relph's valedictory message

17 April 2018

David Relph, Bristol Health Partners Director of four years, leaves his role on 24 April 2018. Here are his reflections on his time leading the partnership.

Andrea Young on the next phase of Bristol Health Partners

Andrea Young on the next phase of Bristol Health Partners

17 April 2018

Our Chair Andrea Young gives an update on changes to the leadership of the partnership, and some of the tough decisions our Board has had to wrestle with recently.

Latest events

Conference about the future of sexual health in the South West

Conference about the future of sexual health in the South West

2 May 2018

The aim of the conference is to share, learn and establish joint strategic goals for sexual health in the South West. Key speakers and workshops will be exploring the conference theme of digital innovations, future opportunities and new technologies.

Health in an unequal world

Health in an unequal world

3 May 2018

It is estimated that half of the world’s population have inadequate access to full health coverage. This discussion event will look broadly at access to healthcare and inequality, with four researchers from the University of Bristol and Cardiff discussing

Lunchtime seminar - Footprints in primary care

Lunchtime seminar - Footprints in primary care

9 May 2018

Footprints in primary care: Lessons learned from a feasibility trial of a person-centred intervention for frequent attenders to general practiceIn 2015 Rebecca Barnes, Helen Cramer and the Footprints study team set out to test the feasibility of a potenti

Heart care

Heart care

9 May 2018

Why does high blood pressure matter and what can I do about it? How to prevent strokes, dementia and heart failure.

DNA: Not merely the secret of life

DNA: Not merely the secret of life

10 May 2018

The inaugural Bristol BioDesign Institute Annual Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Nadrian C Seeman, Professor of Chemistry at New York University.

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2018

Bristol Patient Safety Conference 2018

16 May 2018

An independent patient safety and quality improvement conference now in its fifth year. hear from patient safety and quality improvement experts learn from practice-based improvement projects share your work through their national poster competi

Bath pain forum at Bristol

Bath pain forum at Bristol

24 May 2018

A lecture by Dr Andreas Goebel on the therapeutic implications of non-inflammatory, pain-sensitising autoantibodies in chronic pain.

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium

Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium

7 June 2018

The Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium.

Bristol Population Health Science Institute public lecture: Professor Danny Dorling

Bristol Population Health Science Institute public lecture: Professor Danny Dorling

7 June 2018

Inequality commentator and social geographer Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, will present the Stephen Frankel lecture as part of the Bristol Population Health Science Institute annual symposium.

2018 HIT conference and networking event

2018 HIT conference and networking event

15 June 2018

Our fifth annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference and networking event takes place on 15 June, bringing together HIT members, stakeholders, commissioners and other interested people and organisations to share HIT progress, experiences and network.

Dental health

Dental health

19 June 2018

Find out about common dental conditions, how to identify early symptoms, management and treatment options at this public event, part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust's series of Health Matters events.

Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2018

Jean Golding Institute Showcase 2018

3 July 2018

The first Jean Golding Institute (JGI) Showcase will include a high profile public lecture, a showcase of JGI activities, displays of funded projects, data competition results and talks from funded projects.

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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