New and expectant mothers in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will now have access to specialist mental health support, thanks to new funding from NHS England.
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.
Members of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) have published a paper looking at 'sensorimotor dysfunction' after limb fracture. Sensorimotor dysfunction is when people feel sensations or movements in a limb that aren't actua...
PROactive is a new collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH). It brings together academics and clinicians from a range of different research groups...
The Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT) have produced a video which explores patient experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) have published their first paper as a HIT. The aim of the study was to carry out a survey of public attitudes toward people affected by dementia in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
The Psychosis HIT launch, which included Psychosis on Screen, a series of three contemporary films depicting various experiences of psychosis at Watershed, brought together more than 300 people to challenge viewers’ preconceptions.
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...
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...
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.
New research funded by the British Red Cross and carried out by UWE Bristol (the University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol aims to discover what information will help people know what to do and where to go when a person is unwell.
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...
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...
Videos and other resources to help GPs and parents manage coughs and respiratory tract infections (RTIs) have been launched by the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at an antimicrobial stewardship event on 26 February in Lon...
The NIHR CLAHRC West project, in collaboration with the Addictions Health Integration Team, examining whether a new ‘low dead space’ syringe would be acceptable to people who inject drugs, has found that users support use of the new syringe.
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.
New research led by Bristol NHS CCG and the University of Bristol, aimed at improving the quality of primary care for children with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) has been presented in London.
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...
The Public Health and Wellbeing Division in South Gloucestershire Council is running a pilot project aimed at supporting people aged up to 75-years-old, at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
A major study, led by researchers from the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research t...
Research at UWE has led to a process of measuring fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis which has been adopted internationally in clinical trials, and informed interventions that have improved quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
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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.
Drivers' attitudes to 20mph speed limits don't necessarily reflect their actual behaviour, with some supporters speeding, while some opponents comply, a study finds.
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...
Commissioners have proposed that the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) subsumes the Joint Dementia Board, and therefore is now the strategic group overseeing the delivery of the dementia strategy and HIT workstreams in Bristol and South Gloucestersh...
The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association is undertaking an investigation into prescribing, following the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) called for medicines that are lethal in overdose...
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.
On 6 November the Bristol Network for Early Years Health and Wellbeing HIT officially launches with an exhibition of children's art exploring health.
Director of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), Salena Williams appeared on BBC Radio Bristol on Saturday 5 July, talking about the new extended Liaison Psychiatry service at the city's A&E departments.
Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, has raised STITCH HIT's recommendation to allow prescriptions to be dispensed in instalments for at risk patients, in Parliament.
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.
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.
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 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.
Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT Director Salena Williams appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour on 29 November, talking about her work on improving the experience of self-harm patients in A&E.