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Developed in maternity units across the West of England, the ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of an ambitious £3.5 million improvement programme.

Dr Danya Bakhbakhi, Academic Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Bristol and Southmead Hospital, has been awarded £367,000 for an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to investigate outcomes after stillbirth.

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...

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.

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...

Two Health Integration Teams (HITs), Bristol Bones and Joints and STITCH, are responsible for £340,000 annual savings in the city’s two acute trusts, through changes to services and care pathways.

New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays. In fact, the risk of death during the hospital stay was lower at the weekend than in the week.

The Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) at North Bristol NHS Trust hosted the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Nurse Association Annual Conference on 16-17 March 2017.

A Bristol team has used a deep brain stimulation technique to dramatically reduce a woman’s high blood pressure – the first time in the world the procedure has been carried out for hypertension. The discovery raises hopes for patients with drug-resistant...

North Bristol Trust have launched their draft research strategy, and they want to hear your views on it. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) summary for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is now available for you to give your feedback on.

A team from North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement.

Bristol Community Health, North Bristol NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces as part of a new approach to boosting the voice of local people in the way their services are planned and delivered.

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...

In the last 10 years, 225,000 people in the West of England are estimated to have taken part in clinical research supported by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS.

Two members of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) have recently been recognised for their achievements with two awards. Deputy Director Lucy Mooney has received the North Bristol NHS Trust’s annual Nursing Di...

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...

The outstanding achievements of Bristol's health and care community were honoured at a glittering awards ceremony, where the winners of the first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards were announced.

After hours of deliberation, the Bristol Health and Care Awards judges, made up of representatives from the sponsors and the Bristol Post, are pleased to announce the shorlist for the awards.

A research team from UWE Bristol and University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean invasive diagnostic procedures that men undergo become a thing of the past.

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health have launched a new campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play within the UK’s health sector and to say 'thank you' to unsung healthcare heroes.

North Bristol NHS Trust has launched a magazine, 'Take Park, Be Involved in Research', to encourage and inspire patients and members of the public to get involved in health research.

The West of England has been awarded NHS Genomic Medicine Centre status as part of the unique, innovative and world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project. Yorkshire and the Humber have also been added to the 11 centres already up and running.

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.

Emily Rose, rheumatology pharmacist at Southmead Hospital, has won the top prize in the Royal College of Pharmacist’s I Love My Pharmacist competition.

Dr Udaya Udayaraj, Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on their work in 2014-15.

The research community reached out to patients and the public across England, encouraging them to ‘ask’ about research opportunities that could be available to them by celebrating International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May 2015.

The new science quarter at Southmead Hospital launched in May, enabling scientists and clinicians to work closely together, bringing to life the clinical research that will be put into practice not just at North Bristol Trust, but potentially impacting N...

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2014-15.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2014-15 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

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

Professor Alastair Hay, Director of the Respiratory Infections Health Integration Team (RuBICoN HIT), gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

Digital ‘interactive reminiscence software’ has been funded by Southmead Hospital Charity to provide memory therapy for dementia and neurology patients at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Staff at Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group are being asked to share pledges on the actions they can take to improve patient experience and safety, change culture or make improvements to practice, as part of NHS Change Day on 11 March. University Hospi...

A Multiple Sclerosis physiotherapy programme, a partnership between North Bristol NHS Trust and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, could be rolled out across Europe after achieving ground-breaking results.

A cohort study conducted in Bristol has reported that selective lumbar nerve root block, an injection targeting one specific spinal nerve, offered good, long lasting pain relief to many patients.

In September, Severn Pathology hosted an event at Southmead Hospital Bristol which looked at the future of genomics in the NHS. Over the summer the Government announced a project to sequence 100,000 genes by 2017 – particularly mapping rare diseases and...

Professor Alastair Hay reflects on the achievements of the Respiratory Infections Health Integration Team (HIT) during 2013-14.

Bristol's newest hospital, the Brunel building at Southmead, is one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe. It offers state-of-the-art care in a beautiful and purpose built environment, designed with the patient’s privacy and dignity in mind.

As part of the work of the Respiratory Infections HIT, the 'hot' clinic at North Bristol NHS Trust is being extended to provide a rapid access clinic for bronchiectasis patients.

University of Bristol's Professor Peter Mathieson leaves us at the end of March to become Vice Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. Here he reflects on what he will miss about Bristol.

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group. Led by North Bristol NHS Trust, the team director is Dr Fergus Caskey, Consultant Nephrologist at S...

North Bristol NHS Trust Chief Executive Andrea Young has taken over as chair of the Bristol Health Partners board.

Bristol Health Partners Director Peter Mathieson reflects on his six years at the helm, as he prepares to leave Bristol for pastures new at the University of Hong Kong.

Construction is well under way on the second phase of the learning and research building at Southmead Hospital. The new extension will be about half the size again of the existing building, and will continue its architectural themes, including the colour...

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