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Creating a Bristol that works for people of all ages and abilities was at the core of Health Integration Team (HIT) events during Healthy City Week this year. Healthy City Week ran from 7-14 October, and included ‘HIT Monday’, as well as other HIT events...

An additional 20 minutes of commuting each working day is equivalent to a 19% annual pay cut when it comes to measuring how satisfied people say they are with their jobs, a new study has found.

Adrian Davis describes Sustrans' new Active Travel Toolbox, which gives policy makers the evidence they need to support walking and cycling as a health intervention. Adrian is a co-Director of SHINE.

Zoe Trinder-Widdess, Bristol Health Partners Communications Manager, on some of the Health Integration Team highlights from this year's Healthy City Week, which takes place 7-14 October 2017.

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...

Community activist Ben Barker, who is on the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) leadership team, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours. Ben is a member of the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership.

As part of a joint project with Playing Out and Knightstone Housing, children from Room 13 Hareclive in Hartcliffe, South Bristol, are calling for safer streets from speeding traffic so they can play out more where they live.

Directors Adrian Davis and Suzanne Audrey, together with Marcus Grant, reflect on their work to promote the importance of healthy urban environments through the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Retinal Conditions Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) The Retinal Outreach, Integration and Research Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) built on Bristol Eye Hospital's existing regional, national and international strengths. Bristol Eye Hospital has...

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.

A range of people with a stake or an interest in city development came together at the Architecture Centre in the centre of Bristol for an event held as part of Bristol Healthy City Week.

SHINE HIT achievements Here are some of the highlights of what the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team has achieved so far.

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, Avon Wildlife Trust can continue to deliver nature, health and wellbeing projects across Avon for a further four years.

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...

Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team The Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of public health experts, academics, doctors and other professionals, working together to reduce the harm caused by excessive alcohol use and substance...

Evidence suggests that the more people who cycle, the safer cycling becomes, according to a report on data for England's major cities, including Bristol.

A case study showcasing Bristol's commitment to health in its neighbourhood planning formed part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) report to inform the UN's New Urban Agenda.

Healthy neighbourhoods are the bedrock of a healthy city. But can the market deliver the kind of places that we know support healthy lifestyles? Can we splice together health and development economics to reduce the financial and social burden arising fro...

As world leaders grapple with the realities of implementing the historic Paris climate change deal, Bristol is taking a typically local approach to the major challenge of how a future city can tackle health and sustainability in the real world.

The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. This inquiry explores the extent to which those needs are considered and accommodated.

This year's Healthy City Week Bristol (15-22 October) will see a strong contribution from Bristol Health Partner organisations and Health Integration Teams (HITs). Not only is Bristol Health Partners the headline supporter for the week, but we are offeri...

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...

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

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

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...

Improving Perinatal Mental Health (IMPROVE) The Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team (IMPROVE HIT) is a team of mental health practitioners, women and children's health practitioners, commissioners and academics, working together to...

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, the Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team, give a round up of what happened in 2015-16.

Dr Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team, talks about the differences between Bristol and the rest of the country in terms of attitudes to cycling.

A new campaigning group that aims to make the walking environment in Bristol more welcoming, safe, convenient and inclusive launched at in 17 May. The Bristol Walking Alliance is a collective of organisations and individuals who believe that walking is a...

Public Health England has published its first briefing for local authorities on active travel, which was co-authored by Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol.

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...

The four local authorities for South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset are running a travel to work survey, working with local employers to reduce traffic congestion.

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...

Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking people for their views about ‘shared space’ in the city. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others are often expected to share routes or public spaces in order to get around in Bristol.

The petition to keep 20mph speed limits in Bristol is less than 150 signatures away from its target, which will trigger a full council debate on the issue.

On 17 November, 250 members of the public and 24 speakers came together to explore what makes a city healthy, as part of the health strand of the Festival of the Future City.

As part of Healthy City Week, the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) held a workshop to contribute to the development of a healthy, inclusive neighbourhood checklist.

Marcus Grant, SHINE Director, rounds up the National Urban Design Group annual conference.

Dr Suzanne Audrey, co-director of SHINE HIT, is encouraging everyone to get behind an online petition in favour of keeping and extending 20mph speed limits in Bristol.

Child Injury (CIPIC) The Child Injury Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of nurses, doctors, practitioners and scientists, working together to reduce the number of unintentional injuries to children across the Bristol area. They are also aiming to i...

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...

A ground breaking new book, the Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Wellbeing, is launching on 2 July. Aimed at decision-makers in control of urban planning and transport policy, this handbook is co-authored by SHINE HIT's Marcus Grant.

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, Directors of the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) give an update on progress in 2014-15.

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team held a Review Meeting on Tuesday 14 April which was attended by a variety of academics, individuals working in Public Health and Urban Design, Community Engagemen...

Drivers' attitudes to 20mph speed limits don't necessarily reflect their actual behaviour, with some supporters speeding, while some opponents comply, a study finds.

A nature and wellbeing summit, hosted in Bristol as part of the city’s year as European Green Capital, is bringing together leading UK and European practitioners, researchers and decision-makers to discuss the value of nature in our society and nature-ba...

Bristol City Council's Traffic Choices website helps people living in local neighbourhoods make informed decisions about what traffic schemes could work in their area. A local version of the site is now being adopted by Somerset County Council, with othe...

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.

The International Making Cities Livable Council (IMCL) are holding their 52nd conference on achieving green, healthy cities at the Watershed in Bristol from 29 June - 3 July. Marcus Grant, SHINE HIT Director, will be presenting on healthy urban neighbour...

Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council,...

SHINE HIT director Adrian Davis has assessed the economic value of walking and cycling interventions in the UK. This work was commissioned by the Department for Transport.

Dr Suzanne Audrey and Marcus Grant reflect on the achievements in 2013-14 of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

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 more healthy.

The 2014 International Making Cities Liveable Lewis Mumford Award has been awarded to Mayor George Ferguson and Bristol City Council for leadership in creating a ‘Healthy Bristol for All’.

The Architecture Centre is showing an exhibition called Living City: the anatomy of a green capital from 14 May, as well as running a related season of events.

Bristol City Council will not be closing Bristol's public toilets. The proposal to close them was part of budget consultations, to which SHINE HIT responded with a summary of the public health implications.

The Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT responds to the council's budget consultation and proposals to close many of Bristol's public toilets.

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar on Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) on 19 November proved very popular, with more people than were registered turning up on the day.

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) launched on Thursday 26 September. Chairing the event, Angela Raffle explained: “We want to make Bristol a place where it’s easy to stay healthy.”...

University of Edinburgh Professor of Landscape Architecture Catharine Ward-Thompson will give the keynote speech at our Healthy Environments HIT on Thursday 26 September.

SHINE HIT's Marcus Grant has written a blog for the British Medical Journal on the influence of our everyday environment, our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, on our health.

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