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Following an open competition in the summer of 2014, the membership of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2020 will comprise nine members including the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the Univers...

Service users and staff on Laurel Ward at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust's Callington Road Hospital have created their own mini seaside resort in part of their garden. Laurel Ward assesses and treats service users with dementia wh...

Congratulations to Bristol CCG and Bristol Community Rose Clinic, which won the Primary Care and Community Service Redesign category at the 2014 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Dame Sally Davies is visiting Bristol on 26 November, to meet researchers who are helping to combat key public health issues and to officially launch a new partnership established to improve health and healthca...

To mark alcohol awareness week, Bristol City Council cabinet member for health Gus Hoyt reflects on the effects alcohol can have on people in the run up to Christmas.

Festival of Health round-up

Bristol's first Festival of Health explored the big issues facing the NHS and health, on 10-11 October at the Watershed in Bristol. The event was organised by Bristol Health Partners and the Festival of Ideas.

Focus on BoNEE

Deprivation in Bristol is higher than average for England, with nearly 20,000 children living in poverty. The Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing Health Integration Team (BoNEE HIT) aims to tackle these health inequalities th...

A cohort study conducted in Bristol has reported that selective lumbar nerve root block, an injection targeting one specific spinal nerve, offered good, long lasting pain relief to many patients.

CIPIC conference round-up

More than 50 people gathered to hear how the Child Injury Prevention and Injury Care (CIPIC) Health Integration Team are working in Bristol to help prevent children's injuries, and to improve outcomes for those children and families affected by injury.

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...

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