The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of people with lived experience of eating disorders, psychologists, academics, commissioners, care and support providers and other experts, working together to improve the lives of people with eating disorders in Bristol. They are focused on improving care and quality of life for people with eating disorders.

Latest news and events

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

24 July 2017

A new art exhibition of work by people with lived experience of eating disorders is opening in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. The artists are service users from the STEPS (Specialised Treatment for Eating Disorders) service run by Avon and Wil

People with experience of primary care for children and young people with eating disorders needed for study

People with experience of  primary care for children and young people with eating disorders needed for study

30 June 2017

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) are looking to hear from children and young people with an eating disorder, and their parents, to understand their experience of primary care services.

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

24 May 2017

Helen Malson and Hugh Herzig, Directors of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT), reflect on the team's work and achievements over the last year, including an art exhibition of work by people with experience of eating disorders.

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

27 March 2017

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.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts 27 February

Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts 27 February

27 February 2017

It's Eating Disorders Awareness Week from 27 February to 1 March. Its special theme this year is the vital role GPs play in getting people into treatment as quickly as possible.

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

26 January 2017

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners HITs seminar on 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint.

Eating Disorders HIT hosts second research meeting

Eating Disorders HIT hosts second research meeting

25 January 2017

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) hosted its second research event on 13 January 2017. The event brought together around 30 people.

BBC highlights eating disorders in men with the help of the Eating Disorders HIT

BBC highlights eating disorders in men with the help of the Eating Disorders HIT

14 December 2016

Hugh Herzig has taken part in a BBC Points West focus on eating disorders in men. Hugh is a Director of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT).

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders marks launch of new Bristol team

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders marks launch of new Bristol team

29 September 2016

An art exhibition at the Arnolfini featuring art by people with lived experience of eating disorders will mark the launch of a new Bristol based team, the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT).

Eating Disorders HIT hosts first research event

Eating Disorders HIT hosts first research event

23 September 2016

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) hosted its first research event in July. The event brought together around 40 people, including people with lived experience of eating disorders, clinicians, NHS research and development staff, commissio...

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

14 September 2016

An art exhibition at the Arnolfini featuring art by people with lived experience of eating disorders will mark the launch of a new Bristol based team, the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT).

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

14 September 2016

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...

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

9 September 2016

Healthwatch Bristol has published a guide for patients and the public, to help them find out how they can make their voices heard on local mental health services.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

11 August 2016

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) has published its first newsletter, aimed at people who have lived experience of eating disorders, their families and friends, researchers and clinicians, and anyone else who has an interest in eating...

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

1 July 2016

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 is out now

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

27 June 2016

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...

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

15 June 2016

A timeline from April 2015 to March 2016 showcasing some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

Health Integration Teams well represented in Bristol Health and Care Awards shortlist

Health Integration Teams well represented in Bristol Health and Care Awards shortlist

4 March 2016

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.

People with Eating Disorders HIT approved

People with Eating Disorders HIT approved

17 February 2016

A new Health Integration Team (HIT), focused on improving care and quality of life for people with eating disorders and enhancing prevention, has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners executive group.

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) is a team of people with lived experience of eating disorders, psychologists, academics, commissioners, care and support providers and other experts, working together to improve the lives of people with eating disorders in Bristol. They are focused on improving care and quality of life for people with eating disorders.

Latest news and events

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders at Southmead Hospital

24 July 2017

A new art exhibition of work by people with lived experience of eating disorders is opening in the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. The artists are service users from the STEPS (Specialised Treatment for Eating Disorders) service run by Avon and Wil

People with experience of primary care for children and young people with eating disorders needed for study

People with experience of  primary care for children and young people with eating disorders needed for study

30 June 2017

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) are looking to hear from children and young people with an eating disorder, and their parents, to understand their experience of primary care services.

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

24 May 2017

Helen Malson and Hugh Herzig, Directors of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT), reflect on the team's work and achievements over the last year, including an art exhibition of work by people with experience of eating disorders.

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

HITs bring nearly £4m in funding to the region in last nine months

27 March 2017

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.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts 27 February

Eating Disorders Awareness Week starts 27 February

27 February 2017

It's Eating Disorders Awareness Week from 27 February to 1 March. Its special theme this year is the vital role GPs play in getting people into treatment as quickly as possible.

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

Mental Health HIT seminar proves a hit with commissioners

26 January 2017

Commissioners, researchers and people from voluntary organisations heard from Bristol Health Partners HITs seminar on 23 January. The theme of the seminar was 'Improving mental health care pathways across the STP footprint.

Eating Disorders HIT hosts second research meeting

Eating Disorders HIT hosts second research meeting

25 January 2017

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) hosted its second research event on 13 January 2017. The event brought together around 30 people.

BBC highlights eating disorders in men with the help of the Eating Disorders HIT

BBC highlights eating disorders in men with the help of the Eating Disorders HIT

14 December 2016

Hugh Herzig has taken part in a BBC Points West focus on eating disorders in men. Hugh is a Director of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT).

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders marks launch of new Bristol team

Art exhibition by people with experience of eating disorders marks launch of new Bristol team

29 September 2016

An art exhibition at the Arnolfini featuring art by people with lived experience of eating disorders will mark the launch of a new Bristol based team, the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT).

Eating Disorders HIT hosts first research event

Eating Disorders HIT hosts first research event

23 September 2016

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) hosted its first research event in July. The event brought together around 40 people, including people with lived experience of eating disorders, clinicians, NHS research and development staff, commissio...

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team to launch with art exhibition at Arnolfini

14 September 2016

An art exhibition at the Arnolfini featuring art by people with lived experience of eating disorders will mark the launch of a new Bristol based team, the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT).

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

Bristol Health Partners and Health Integration Teams' contribution to Healthy City Week

14 September 2016

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...

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

Healthwatch Bristol publishes guide for public involvement in mental health services

9 September 2016

Healthwatch Bristol has published a guide for patients and the public, to help them find out how they can make their voices heard on local mental health services.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team publishes first newsletter

11 August 2016

The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) has published its first newsletter, aimed at people who have lived experience of eating disorders, their families and friends, researchers and clinicians, and anyone else who has an interest in eating...

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

Health Integration Team model evaluation paper published

1 July 2016

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 is out now

Our 2015-16 annual review is out now

27 June 2016

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...

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

Bristol Health Partners milestones in 2015-16

15 June 2016

A timeline from April 2015 to March 2016 showcasing some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

Health Integration Teams well represented in Bristol Health and Care Awards shortlist

Health Integration Teams well represented in Bristol Health and Care Awards shortlist

4 March 2016

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.

People with Eating Disorders HIT approved

People with Eating Disorders HIT approved

17 February 2016

A new Health Integration Team (HIT), focused on improving care and quality of life for people with eating disorders and enhancing prevention, has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners executive group.

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