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A new Health Integration Team (HIT) focusing on increasing the uptake and effectiveness of Bristol’s immunisation programme has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.

Following feedback from Health Integration Teams (HITs) at the HIT conference, Bristol Health Partners has started a project, working with CLAHRC West, to evaluate the HIT model.

The first open discussion of the ‘Bristol Health Collaborative’ on 9 September saw 50 health and care professionals, academics and members of the public meet to discuss the challenges the health and care system faces that could be solved by technology or...

In September, Severn Pathology hosted an event at Southmead Hospital Bristol which looked at the future of genomics in the NHS. Over the summer the Government announced a project to sequence 100,000 genes by 2017 – particularly mapping rare diseases and...

An autumn Season of Health will run in Bristol from September to November 2014, offering a varied and exciting programme of events that explore health both in Bristol and nationally.

Focus on ITHAcA HIT

The Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) aims to reduce avoidable hospital admissions across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Avoiding unnecessary use of emergency hospital services is one of the biggest cha...

NIHR CLAHRC West's new report on the West of England population's health and wellbeing looks at the priorities of the health organisations in the region.

A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.

Bristol has today found out it’s been successful in its Big Lottery Fund Bid for £5.9 million to create programmes that will enable older people who are most at risk of social isolation and loneliness to lead more fulfilling lives. It is one of 15 local...

Dr Sam Creavin from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol has been named Junior Champion in Research 2014 for excellence in the field of Primary Care Research by the Vasco De Gama Movement, which promotes junior GPs and family...

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