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The aim of Kitchen on Prescription is to create a 'socially prescribed' healthcare intervention that enables healthcare professionals to refer people with a long term condition to a motivational healthy eating cooking course.

HIT conference a hit

Bristol Health Partners held its second annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 12 June, attended by over 130 academics, clinicians, commissioners, patients and others from organisations across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset...

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.

Becky Pollard, new Director of Public Health in Bristol, talks about her priorities for improving health in the city and the importance of partnership working.

NHS England, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the University of Bristol have announced the world’s first national programme to review – and ultimately reduce – the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) is launching a 'Diabetes: mHealth - self-management in a digital world' challenge on 23 June, open to SMEs and third sector organisations.

Scientists have developed a new tissue ‘scaffold’ technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs. Research led by the Universities of Bristol and Liverpool has shown that it is possible to combine cells with a special scaffold to pr...

Our 2014-15 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 12 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from our HITs and a round-up of the health rese...

A new approach to help parents quit smoking and prevent young people from picking up the habit is being trialled in Bristol. The council is supporting UK charity, QUIT, to roll out its Smoke Free Family Life campaign after a pilot scheme enjoyed signific...

Advances in stem cell transplantation and gene therapy have been pioneered in vision research. An international team of researchers from Bristol, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Dallas and Montreal have identified a gene that could be responsible for some cases of...

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