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The Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT) are looking for patients who have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis, or who have had surgery for osteoarthritis.

Do your teeth need some routine dental treatment? Student dentists, therapists and hygienists from the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences are offering dental treatment for members of the public who do not have a dentist.

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 staff engagement app developed by a team at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) has led to improved staff engagement and service delivery at the trust’s central Bristol hospitals.

NHS England has awarded University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust £750k to extend psychiatric liaison services in the emergency department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This means they will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has been announced as one of the highest-rated NHS trusts in the country by the Care Quality Commission.

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...

The West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) and the University of the West of England (UWE) have partnered to develop an outreach activity on genomics for schools in Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The Boards of Weston Area Health NHS Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to establish a formal partnership arrangement, increasing the level of joint working between the two Trusts.

University Hospitals Bristol has launched a new online information platform that is accessible for nurses in the Trust, and for those considering a career there.

This year sees the beginning of what promises to be a visually and intellectually enlightening year for world-renowned installation artist Luke Jerram and University of Bristol researchers at the Bristol Vision Institute.

University Hospitals Bristol's Patient Experience at Heart workshops in maternity services have been shortlisted for the 2017 Health Services Journal Value in Healthcare Awards.

From Monday 16 January, in response to feedback from patients and their families, visiting hours across University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust are to be extended.

The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) needs your feedback to ensure that the most effective resources to support the learning needs and styles of the genomic medicine workforce are developed.

The team behind University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust’s Happy App won the Award for Staff Engagement at the prestigious HSJ Awards on 23 November. Over the past two years, researchers from the National Institute for Health Research Collabor...

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

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the University of Bristol have been awarded more than £21 million over five years by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), to fund cutting-edge research.

Health organisations from the Bristol city region have reached the shortlist of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in four categories this year. The 'Innovation in mental health' category can boast no fewer than three entries from the region.

The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control your blood pressure. A team of clinical scientists at the University of Bristol have found a new way to treat hi...

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.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust​ (UHBristol) has achieved Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is a nationally recognised award open to public, private and voluntary sector organisations of any size...

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...

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.

The Retinal Outreach, Integration and Research Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) which started in December 2012, has achieved the objectives it set out at its inception.

More people are now able to access eye treatment closer to home, with the launch of a new specialist service based outside the Morrisons supermarket in Cribbs Causeway. The Mobile Retinal Treatment Unit gives patients from north Bristol with certain ey...

Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT), talks about the team's 2016 conference which took place on 17 March.

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.

St Michael's Hospital maternity services at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust have been ranked top in the country in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) maternity survey 2015.

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.

New research by academics from the University of Bristol has found women exposed to passive smoking, on average, deliver their babies earlier and with lower birth weights compared to unexposed women.

The energy team at University Hospitals Bristol scooped the award for Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability at the 2015 HSJ Awards on 18 November.

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.

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.

Parents across Bristol are being encouraged to teach their children how to use garden trampolines safely in order to enjoy an injury free summer. Avonsafe Bristol, the local injury prevention organisation, has commissioned the campaign and teamed up with...

Professor Andrew Dick and Dr Clare Bailey, Directors of the Retinal Conditions Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) give an update on the HIT's 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.

As the international research community celebrates International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May, a Bristol parent has expressed her delight and relief after making the tough decision to allow her daughter to participate in a drug trial at Bristol Eye Hosp...

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

Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT) gives an update of the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

Salena Williams, Director of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

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...

As part of an ambitious project to help Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) cope more effectively with winter pressures, staff developed a wide-ranging ‘flow’ programme to ensure BRHC was as prepared as possible for the extra demand.

Patients being treated for intestinal failure at the Bristol Royal Infirmary could benefit from a simple test used to measure how salty their urine is. Clinicians at University Hospitals Bristol have come up with the idea of using a test that is routinel...

A unique research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts will see Manchester United’s Academy players' hearts monitored by the newest imaging technology, to give invaluable insights into how young people’s hearts work while doing exe...

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

On 24 March UHBristol held its annual research symposium, showcasing the Trust's research work, including presentations from three UHBristol led Health Integration Teams.

David Relph, Head of Strategy and Business Planning at University Hospitals Bristol, has been appointed as the new Director of Bristol Health Partners. He will take up the position in April, for a fixed-term of nine months, alongside his current role.

The Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) Health Integration Team held a ground-breaking 'shared voices' conference in October where Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department (ED) staff and self-harm patients came together for the first time.

Bristol Health Partners’ Health Integration Teams (HITs) are to benefit from a £9 million investment into the West Country’s health research. The money, a share of £124 million from the government, has been awarded over five years to 13 pioneering resear...

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