Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE)

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be more healthy. SHINE will achieve this by integrating health, well-being and social inclusion with urban development, transport and planning, to reduce health risks and promote healthier lifestyles.

The team includes experts from Bristol's universities, the city council and NHS acute and mental health trusts and local communities. The leadership team has been expanded to broaden SHINE's expertise base.

Latest news and events

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

13 July 2016

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

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...

SHINE HIT 2015-16 review

SHINE HIT 2015-16 review

31 May 2016

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, the Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team, give a round up of what happened in 2015-16.

Are Bristolian and British attitudes to cycling on different trajectories?

Are Bristolian and British attitudes to cycling on different trajectories?

27 May 2016

Dr Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team, talks about the differences between Bristol and the rest of the country in terms of attitudes to cycling.

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

18 May 2016

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...

Public Health England launches active travel report

Public Health England launches active travel report

16 May 2016

Public Health England has published its first briefing for local authorities on active travel, which was co-authored by Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Report your walking and cycling Bristol bugbears

Report your walking and cycling Bristol bugbears

11 May 2016

Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol.

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

15 March 2016

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...

Travel to work survey running 7-13 March

Travel to work survey running 7-13 March

7 March 2016

The four local authorities for South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset are running a travel to work survey, working with local employers to reduce traffic congestion.

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.

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

17 February 2016

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...

Researchers ask for public’s views on Bristol’s shared spaces

Researchers ask for public’s views on Bristol’s shared spaces

15 February 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking people for their views about ‘shared space’ in the city. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others are often expected to share routes or public spaces in order to get around in Bristol.

Less than 150 signatures needed on keep 20mph speed limits petition

Less than 150 signatures needed on keep 20mph speed limits petition

12 January 2016

The petition to keep 20mph speed limits in Bristol is less than 150 signatures away from its target, which will trigger a full council debate on the issue.

Healthy cities explored at Festival of the Future City

Healthy cities explored at Festival of the Future City

26 November 2015

On 17 November, 250 members of the public and 24 speakers came together to explore what makes a city healthy, as part of the health strand of the Festival of the Future City.

SHINE's healthy, inclusive neighbourhood checklist workshop

SHINE's healthy, inclusive neighbourhood checklist workshop

18 November 2015

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.

Designing neighbourhoods for health, well-being and social inclusion

Designing neighbourhoods for health, well-being and social inclusion

11 November 2015

Marcus Grant, SHINE Director, rounds up the National Urban Design Group annual conference.

Support the 20mph speed limit

Support the 20mph speed limit

6 November 2015

Dr Suzanne Audrey, co-director of SHINE HIT, is encouraging everyone to get behind an online petition in favour of keeping and extending 20mph speed limits in Bristol.

Ground breaking Planning for Health & Wellbeing book

Ground breaking Planning for Health & Wellbeing book

24 June 2015

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.

Healthy Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2014-15

Healthy Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2014-15

26 May 2015

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, Directors of the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) give an update on progress in 2014-15.

SHINE HIT event round-up

SHINE HIT event round-up

7 May 2015

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team held a Review Meeting on Tuesday 14 April which was attended by a variety of academics, individuals working in Public Health and Urban Design, Community Engagemen...

Support and compliance study of 20mph speed limits

Support and compliance study of 20mph speed limits

27 April 2015

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 hosts key nature and wellbeing summit

Bristol hosts key nature and wellbeing summit

2 March 2015

A nature and wellbeing summit, hosted in Bristol as part of the city’s year as European Green Capital, is bringing together leading UK and European practitioners, researchers and decision-makers to discuss the value of nature in our society and nature-ba...

Bristol's Traffic Choices tool adopted by others

Bristol's Traffic Choices tool adopted by others

12 February 2015

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...

NIHR CLAHRC West research projects announced

NIHR CLAHRC West research projects announced

29 January 2015

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) has announced the first round of research projects that it will be working on in the first part of 2015.

Green, healthy cities conference comes to Bristol

Green, healthy cities conference comes to Bristol

29 January 2015

The International Making Cities Livable Council (IMCL) are holding their 52nd conference on achieving green, healthy cities at the Watershed in Bristol from 29 June - 3 July. Marcus Grant, SHINE HIT Director, will be presenting on healthy urban neighbour...

Death of SHINE HIT's Stephen Hewitt

Death of SHINE HIT's Stephen Hewitt

10 November 2014

Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council,...

Value for money assessment of walking and cycling

Value for money assessment of walking and cycling

6 November 2014

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.

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2013-14

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2013-14

17 August 2014

Dr Suzanne Audrey and Marcus Grant reflect on the achievements in 2013-14 of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Focus on SHINE HIT

Focus on SHINE HIT

12 June 2014

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be more healthy.

Bristol wins global award for healthy, liveable city

Bristol wins global award for healthy, liveable city

10 June 2014

The 2014 International Making Cities Liveable Lewis Mumford Award has been awarded to Mayor George Ferguson and Bristol City Council for leadership in creating a ‘Healthy Bristol for All’.

Anatomy of a green capital exhibition

Anatomy of a green capital exhibition

28 April 2014

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.

Public toilets to remain open in Bristol

Public toilets to remain open in Bristol

13 March 2014

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.

SHINE responds to closure of Bristol's public toilets

SHINE responds to closure of Bristol's public toilets

16 December 2013

The Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT responds to the council's budget consultation and proposals to close many of Bristol's public toilets.

HIT seminar is a hit for APCRC

HIT seminar is a hit for APCRC

25 November 2013

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar on Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) on 19 November proved very popular, with more people than were registered turning up on the day.

SHINE aims to make it easy to stay healthy in Bristol

SHINE aims to make it easy to stay healthy in Bristol

27 September 2013

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) launched on Thursday 26 September. Chairing the event, Angela Raffle explained: “We want to make Bristol a place where it’s easy to stay healthy.”...

Edinburgh Professor to give keynote at SHINE launch

Edinburgh Professor to give keynote at SHINE launch

23 September 2013

University of Edinburgh Professor of Landscape Architecture Catharine Ward-Thompson will give the keynote speech at our Healthy Environments HIT on Thursday 26 September.

Marcus Grant blogs on healthy environments for BMJ

Marcus Grant blogs on healthy environments for BMJ

28 August 2013

SHINE HIT's Marcus Grant has written a blog for the British Medical Journal on the influence of our everyday environment, our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, on our health.

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE)

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be more healthy. SHINE will achieve this by integrating health, well-being and social inclusion with urban development, transport and planning, to reduce health risks and promote healthier lifestyles.

The team includes experts from Bristol's universities, the city council and NHS acute and mental health trusts and local communities. The leadership team has been expanded to broaden SHINE's expertise base.

Latest news and events

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

Challenging the HITs to collaborate in new ways with Bristol Health Partner-opoly

13 July 2016

At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.

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...

SHINE HIT 2015-16 review

SHINE HIT 2015-16 review

31 May 2016

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, the Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team, give a round up of what happened in 2015-16.

Are Bristolian and British attitudes to cycling on different trajectories?

Are Bristolian and British attitudes to cycling on different trajectories?

27 May 2016

Dr Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team, talks about the differences between Bristol and the rest of the country in terms of attitudes to cycling.

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

Bristol Walking Alliance puts best foot forward

18 May 2016

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...

Public Health England launches active travel report

Public Health England launches active travel report

16 May 2016

Public Health England has published its first briefing for local authorities on active travel, which was co-authored by Adrian Davis, Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Report your walking and cycling Bristol bugbears

Report your walking and cycling Bristol bugbears

11 May 2016

Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol.

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

Bristol’s health experts come out in support of 20mph speed limits

15 March 2016

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...

Travel to work survey running 7-13 March

Travel to work survey running 7-13 March

7 March 2016

The four local authorities for South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset are running a travel to work survey, working with local employers to reduce traffic congestion.

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.

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

Joint Health Integration Team response to West of England joint spatial plan

17 February 2016

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...

Researchers ask for public’s views on Bristol’s shared spaces

Researchers ask for public’s views on Bristol’s shared spaces

15 February 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol are asking people for their views about ‘shared space’ in the city. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and others are often expected to share routes or public spaces in order to get around in Bristol.

Less than 150 signatures needed on keep 20mph speed limits petition

Less than 150 signatures needed on keep 20mph speed limits petition

12 January 2016

The petition to keep 20mph speed limits in Bristol is less than 150 signatures away from its target, which will trigger a full council debate on the issue.

Healthy cities explored at Festival of the Future City

Healthy cities explored at Festival of the Future City

26 November 2015

On 17 November, 250 members of the public and 24 speakers came together to explore what makes a city healthy, as part of the health strand of the Festival of the Future City.

SHINE's healthy, inclusive neighbourhood checklist workshop

SHINE's healthy, inclusive neighbourhood checklist workshop

18 November 2015

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.

Designing neighbourhoods for health, well-being and social inclusion

Designing neighbourhoods for health, well-being and social inclusion

11 November 2015

Marcus Grant, SHINE Director, rounds up the National Urban Design Group annual conference.

Support the 20mph speed limit

Support the 20mph speed limit

6 November 2015

Dr Suzanne Audrey, co-director of SHINE HIT, is encouraging everyone to get behind an online petition in favour of keeping and extending 20mph speed limits in Bristol.

Ground breaking Planning for Health & Wellbeing book

Ground breaking Planning for Health & Wellbeing book

24 June 2015

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.

Healthy Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2014-15

Healthy Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2014-15

26 May 2015

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, Directors of the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) give an update on progress in 2014-15.

SHINE HIT event round-up

SHINE HIT event round-up

7 May 2015

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) Health Integration Team held a Review Meeting on Tuesday 14 April which was attended by a variety of academics, individuals working in Public Health and Urban Design, Community Engagemen...

Support and compliance study of 20mph speed limits

Support and compliance study of 20mph speed limits

27 April 2015

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 hosts key nature and wellbeing summit

Bristol hosts key nature and wellbeing summit

2 March 2015

A nature and wellbeing summit, hosted in Bristol as part of the city’s year as European Green Capital, is bringing together leading UK and European practitioners, researchers and decision-makers to discuss the value of nature in our society and nature-ba...

Bristol's Traffic Choices tool adopted by others

Bristol's Traffic Choices tool adopted by others

12 February 2015

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...

NIHR CLAHRC West research projects announced

NIHR CLAHRC West research projects announced

29 January 2015

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) has announced the first round of research projects that it will be working on in the first part of 2015.

Green, healthy cities conference comes to Bristol

Green, healthy cities conference comes to Bristol

29 January 2015

The International Making Cities Livable Council (IMCL) are holding their 52nd conference on achieving green, healthy cities at the Watershed in Bristol from 29 June - 3 July. Marcus Grant, SHINE HIT Director, will be presenting on healthy urban neighbour...

Death of SHINE HIT's Stephen Hewitt

Death of SHINE HIT's Stephen Hewitt

10 November 2014

Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council,...

Value for money assessment of walking and cycling

Value for money assessment of walking and cycling

6 November 2014

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.

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2013-14

Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT review of 2013-14

17 August 2014

Dr Suzanne Audrey and Marcus Grant reflect on the achievements in 2013-14 of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Focus on SHINE HIT

Focus on SHINE HIT

12 June 2014

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) aims to turn Bristol into a healthier city, with built environments that help people to be more healthy.

Bristol wins global award for healthy, liveable city

Bristol wins global award for healthy, liveable city

10 June 2014

The 2014 International Making Cities Liveable Lewis Mumford Award has been awarded to Mayor George Ferguson and Bristol City Council for leadership in creating a ‘Healthy Bristol for All’.

Anatomy of a green capital exhibition

Anatomy of a green capital exhibition

28 April 2014

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.

Public toilets to remain open in Bristol

Public toilets to remain open in Bristol

13 March 2014

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.

SHINE responds to closure of Bristol's public toilets

SHINE responds to closure of Bristol's public toilets

16 December 2013

The Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT responds to the council's budget consultation and proposals to close many of Bristol's public toilets.

HIT seminar is a hit for APCRC

HIT seminar is a hit for APCRC

25 November 2013

The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar on Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) on 19 November proved very popular, with more people than were registered turning up on the day.

SHINE aims to make it easy to stay healthy in Bristol

SHINE aims to make it easy to stay healthy in Bristol

27 September 2013

The Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) launched on Thursday 26 September. Chairing the event, Angela Raffle explained: “We want to make Bristol a place where it’s easy to stay healthy.”...

Edinburgh Professor to give keynote at SHINE launch

Edinburgh Professor to give keynote at SHINE launch

23 September 2013

University of Edinburgh Professor of Landscape Architecture Catharine Ward-Thompson will give the keynote speech at our Healthy Environments HIT on Thursday 26 September.

Marcus Grant blogs on healthy environments for BMJ

Marcus Grant blogs on healthy environments for BMJ

28 August 2013

SHINE HIT's Marcus Grant has written a blog for the British Medical Journal on the influence of our everyday environment, our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities, on our health.

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