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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.

After hours of deliberation considering some really strong entries, 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 at the University of Bristol, including researchers from ITHAcA HIT and NIHR CLAHRC West, has won a prestigious international award for a technology that could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Bristol researcher Dr Emma Vincent, whose own family has been affected by diabetes, has been awarded £587,237 from Diabetes UK to find out why people with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop some cancers.

The PROactive research collaboration has been awarded funding for two large-scale studies, contributing to a total of more than £1 million in research grants that they have received during 2016-17.

A poster showcasing the Active Older People (APPHLE) Health Integration Team (HIT) project evaluating the South Gloucestershire diabetes prevention pilot won best poster at the Faculty of Public Health annual conference and expo on 21-22 June 2017.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network initiative to support the adoption and spread of the emergency department safety checklist across all trusts in the West won the HSJ Patient Safety Award for ‘Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E’.

Janice St. John-Matthews, Associate Head of the Department for Allied Health Professions (AHP) at UWE Bristol, has won a national award celebrating rising stars in education and academia.

The VTCT Foundation has announced a donation of £1 million to the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of the West of England. This commitment will enable CAR to expand the support it provides to charities.

Neuroscientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded a prestigious £2 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award for a five-year study to investigate the neuronal circuits that drive our recognition memory.

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.

Debbie Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, has been awarded a CBE for her services to social and community medicine research.

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.

Dr Trevor Thompson, GP and Head of Teaching at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, has won the Royal College of General Practitioners' 2016 Kieran Sweeney Prize for medical writing by GPs.

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.

Professor Gene Feder has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to healthcare and victims of domestic abuse. He has worked at the University of Bristol since 2008.

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...

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.

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.

Dr Gabrielle Wheway, a scientist from the Centre for Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded The John Marshall Award for RP Scientist of the Year 2016 at the annual conference of the charity RP Fig...

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.

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...

A challenge has been launched for people to predict posture and movement within a smart home from video, accelerometer and environmental sensor data. The competition is part of the University of Bristol’s SPHERE project.

A project led by the University of Bristol, which helps professionals better support parents with learning disabilities, will continue and expand thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is working in partnership with NHS England the AHSN Network to lead a new search for the world’s best health innovators to help improve patients’ lives. The NHS Innovation Accelerator 2016 launch...

A scientist from the University of Bristol has won the British Biophysical Society’s (BBS) Young Investigator of the Year award and medal. Dr Adam Perriman, senior research fellow in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, will be presented with h...

People living in the cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities' health, wellbeing and prosperity as th...

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...

Two scientists at the University of Bristol have been awarded prestigious research grants to develop novel technologies that will help fight the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) spring Research Capability Funding (RCF) call is now open, with a deadline of 28 June.

How can we green our cities to make them healthier and more sustainable places to live? A substantial grant awarded to a European collaboration, including researchers at the University of Bristol, will help to develop the best, most cost effective polici...

A domestic violence training and support programme developed by Professor Gene Feder and his colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care has been shortlisted for the BMJ Awards in the category Innovation into Practice.

A team of researchers at the University of Bristol is embarking on a study to investigate the link between high blood pressure and dementia thanks to a £388,000 funding boost from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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.

A University of Bristol professor is one of three neuroscientists who have won the world’s most valuable prize for brain research, for their outstanding work on the mechanisms of memory.

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to investigate a potential new way of treating diabetes, following funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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.

Dr Phil Hammond, NHS doctor, comedian and health commentator will present the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards on Thursday 10 March.

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 first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards have attracted 191 entries across 15 categories. The awards, run by the Bristol Post with support from Bristol Health Partners, are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health an...

Decision-makers still need evidence if they are to prevent growing healthcare costs, including those relating to impacts from climate change. Daniel Black discusses systemic inertia and potentially transformative research projects.

Patients in the West of England will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced on Friday 22 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The deadline for nominations in the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards has been extended to 29 January. The awards are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health and care community in Bristol.

Professor Nichola Rumsey, Co-Director of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, has been awarded an OBE for her services to people affected by an altered appearance.

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.

A consortium of leading researchers, care providers and robotics experts have received a major award of over £2m from Innovate UK to develop a modular robotic solution for the home to revolutionise long-term care by giving people the choice to stay indep...

Bristol Health Partners has teamed up with the Bristol Post for the first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards. Nominations are now open in 15 categories, including Health Professional of the Year.

A University of Bristol medical student has received a double honour from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Fourth year student Anna Taylor, from Manchester, won the College’s award for medical student of the year at a ceremony in London this month.

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

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

A research paper published in 2014 by researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and colleagues from the universities of Cambridge and Exeter has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of Gener...

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of the West of England (UWE) was awarded to Dr Deborah Evans on the 26 November, in recognition of her significant contribution in the field of health.

Following an open competition in the summer of 2014, the membership of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020 will comprise nine members including the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the Univers...

Congratulations to Bristol CCG and Bristol Community Rose Clinic, which won the Primary Care and Community Service Redesign category at the 2014 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Bristol has today found out it’s been successful in its Big Lottery Fund Bid for £5.9 million to create programmes that will enable older people who are most at risk of social isolation and loneliness to lead more fulfilling lives. It is one of 15 local...

Dr Sam Creavin from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol has been named Junior Champion in Research 2014 for excellence in the field of Primary Care Research by the Vasco De Gama Movement, which promotes junior GPs and family...

The antibiotics challenge was voted by the public to win the Longitude Prize, worth £10 million to help solve one of the greatest issues of our time.

Eight Bristol schools are the first to receive the new Mayor’s Healthy Schools Award, to celebrate schools that consistently demonstrate high standards in helping pupils understand how to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) has been shortlisted in the Mental Health category of the 2014 Patient Safety & Care Awards.

A research centre which focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of children and is a collaboration between Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea Universities has been awarded £4.3 million funding to continue its work for a further five years.

The Dementia HIT's Peter Brindle and the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group were shortlisted for the 2013 Health Service Journal Awards.

The Bristol Later Life Service will be one of the first teams in Bristol to be awarded with a Purple Angel as a result of its work to help make Bristol a dementia friendly city.

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