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David Relph, who has been Director of Bristol Health Partners since 2014, left the role in April 2018. Here he pays tribute to the people he's worked with, as well as the power of the partnership and the Health Integration Team model.

In this blog post, originally published as the foreword of our 2017-18 annual review, Bristol Health Partners Chair Andrea Young reflects on the ups and downs of our partnership over the last year.

Professor Jean Golding, who has been announced as one of the National Institute for Health Research's seven NHS70 research legends, tells the story of developing Children of the 90s, a unique cohort study spanning three generations in the Bristol area.

Professor Peter Mathieson, who is now Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, was the first Director of Bristol Health Partners. Here he talks about the early days of the partnership. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series.

Lisa King, who has recently taken on the role of Bristol Health Partners Chief Operating Officer, on the challenges and rewards of working in partnership in the complex world of health and care.

David Wynick, Chair of the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group and one of the architects of the partnership, reflects on his time working with Bristol Health Partners and looks ahead to the local bid to become an Academic Health Science Centre.

The University of Bristol's Professor Peter Fleming describes the work that led to the Back to Sleep campaign, which advised parents to put their babies to sleep on their backs to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, saving 25,000 babies' lives.

Salena Williams, Senior Nurse in the Psychiatric Liaison team at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, writes about the creation and development of the Bristol Self-Harm Surveillance Register. Salena is also a Director of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health In...

Dr Emma Redfern, ED consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, writes about the creation and development of their Emergency Department (ED) safety checklist which is now being rolled out nationally, as part of our Bristol Firsts blog series.

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, outgoing Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2017-18.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2017-18 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

Dr Patricia Lucas and Dr Jo Williams, Directors of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE), look back on the team's highlights for 2017-18.

Olly Watson, Senior Project Manager at Bristol Health Partners, on the impact of Megan Davies's work with us. Megan has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months.​...

Megan Davies, who has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months, reflects on what she's learned during her time in Bristol.

Julie Coulthard, Public Health Principal in Bristol City Council’s Young People’s Public Health Team, describes the development of the Big Book of Bristol Healthy Schools, an A2 book of photos and illustrations made by local school children.

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