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Surgeons from the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) will be challenging passers-by to a giant game of Operation in the Clifton Down Shopping Centre from 9am-4pm on 20 May.

After reviewing thousands of case studies going back 25 years across six countries, generalisable survival data is now available for the first time to estimate how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last.

From reporting the findings of the largest ever prostate cancer trial to causing a media stir with a review of research on the effects of low alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Bristol-based research has made a big impression again this year.

On 1 February over 200 delegates gathered at We The Curious in central Bristol to listen, debate, network, learn and collaborate at the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre Launch Symposium.

Innovative surgical procedures are continually being developed but how are they tested to ensure safety? Two of the UK’s leading academic surgeons will answer these questions on 1 February to mark the launch of the Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

2016-17 saw Bristol awarded £21 million for a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and the opening of the West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre. The UK’s largest trial looking at prostate cancer treatments published its first results.

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