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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.

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.

The city’s heroes of healthcare were recognised at a sparkling event hosted by the Bristol Post on Wednesday 25 October 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.

People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Tru...

Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders The Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of clinical staff, scientists, charity and industry representatives, and patients. They are working together to improve treatment and support for peop...

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2016-17.

Avoidable admissions General avoidable admissions projects A tool to examine where an admission has been avoided. Funded by APCRC, led by Helen Baxter in collaboration with Bristol and South Gloucestershire CCGs Exploring the role of first aid edu...

Health Integration Teams (HITs) have brought £3,988,121 of funding to the region since July 2016. Some of these awards are for research, while others are for service innovation.

Dementia HIT achievements Here are some of the highlights of what the Dementia Health Integration Team have achieved so far.

Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of professionals who are all working together to transform care for people affected by dementia through comprehensive research, integrating and improving care ser...

More about the Dementia HIT Background The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of professionals who are all working together to transform care for people affected by dementia through comprehensive research, integrating and improving care se...

The Department of Health have launched a ‘Dementia: care, support and awareness’ survey.

Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams will be the focus of a special edition of Healthwatch's monthly Bristol Community Radio (BCFM) wellbeing show on 13 December.

Lesely Hobbs, Manager at Deerhurst care home in Soundwell, Bristol has won the Dementia Care Inspiring Leader award at the seventh National Dementia Care Awards 2016.

These dementia and Alzheimer's cafes in north and south Bristol provide a relaxed and safe space in which issues surrounding dementia can be aired in a friendly and informal environment.

Bristol Bones and Joints Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT) harnesses evidence-based clinical practice and the associated research to fill knowledge gaps and improve care pathways and outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal conditi...

Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) The Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) aims to reduce avoidable hospital admissions across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. ITHAcA is a par...

The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) have published their first paper as a HIT. The aim of the study was to carry out a survey of public attitudes toward people affected by dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.

A project to create dementia friendly swimming is available at quieter times in the Easton and Hengrove pools.

Would you like to spend time volunteering with someone with dementia who shares your interests? Walk, Swim, Dance, Chat, Watch, Listen Let's do it together!...

Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...

2015-16 saw the opening of the Bristol Brain Centre, bringing Bristol’s considerable strengths in neurological disorders together under one roof, and a new personalised assisted living facility at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. A Genomic Medicine Cen...

Three important strategies on dementia, carers and preventing falls in South Gloucestershire are open for consultation until 22 August.

Dr Liz Coulthard, Director of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflects on the team's work and successes in 2015-16.

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Dr Jude Hancock, co-ordinator of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) talks about how important relationships are for people with dementia.

Bristol City Council is shining a light on living well with dementia during the national awareness week (16 – 22 May) organised by the Alzheimer’s society.

Some of Bristol’s most hardworking and talented health workers were honoured at a sparkling awards ceremony on Thursday 10 March. The Bristol Post’s first ever Health and Care Awards, organised in partnership with Bristol Health Partners, were hosted by...

Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) are well represented in the shortlist for the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards. HITs are a pioneering way of working on health issues in Bristol.

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have made a joint response to the West of England's joint spatial plan consultation. In response to housing pressure in the Avon sub-region, the area’s four local authorities, Bristol, North Somer...

A tour bus promoting ‘Join dementia research’ proved such a hit with shoppers in the West of England before Christmas that the region has now taken the number one slot for the highest number of local registrations to the service in the country.

The new Bristol Brain Centre at Southmead Hospital brings together North Bristol Trust's considerable expertise in neurological disorders under one roof, designed with the patient at its heart.

Bristol Health Partners had a stand and ran a prestigious pop-up university session at this year's NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, which took place in Manchester on 2-3 September.

Integrated Pain Management HIT The Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) is a team of clinicians, researchers, commissioners and patients, working together to provide a fully integrated, multidisciplinary, lifespan clinical service...

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be mor...

Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) The Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of academics, clinicians, commissioners and older people, working together to improve activity...

Ambition to find a cure for dementia has been boosted by the surge of people volunteering to take part in dementia research.

Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, Director of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

A series of six dementia study days is being held from 20 March until 19 June 2015. The study days reflect an essential paradox within dementia care – that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the 'inside...

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) has announced the first round of research projects that it will be working on in the first part of 2015.

Commissioners have proposed that the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) subsumes the Joint Dementia Board, and therefore is now the strategic group overseeing the delivery of the dementia strategy and HIT workstreams in Bristol and South Gloucestersh...

​Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, Director of the Dementia Health Integration Team, looks back at what the team has achieved in 2013-14.

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust's Research and Development team have launched the Memory Research Register (MRR). The register helps people with memory problems and their carers to take part in research.

The University of the West of England, Bristol Alzheimer’s Society and the South-West Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network ran a Dementia Awareness week last week. This included a half-day dementia research conference.

Dementia is a national and local priority, and the Dementia Health Integration Team are working hard to transform care for people affected by dementia through comprehensive research, integrating and improving care services, and by creating dementia-frien...

The Dementia Health Integration Team is running an attitudes to dementia survey throughout October. The online questionnaire is open to everyone.

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