We are an Academic Health Science Centre.

Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region by integrating, promoting and developing the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

Latest news

Bristol Health Partners support new coronavirus info app for the UK

Bristol Health Partners support new coronavirus info app for the UK

29 June 2020

A new free-to-download app to help people navigate the coronavirus pandemic has been launched for Apple and Android devices. The ‘Coronavirus Support App (UK)’ has been created by Expert Self Care with support from Bristol Health Partners and eight ot...

APPHLE HIT Co-Director shares tips on walking routes in and around Bristol

APPHLE HIT Co-Director shares tips on walking routes in and around Bristol

22 June 2020

Karen Lloyd, Co-Director of our Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT) and Bristol manager for Active Ageing has shared her recommendations for walking routes in and around Bristol.There have been more people embracing the opportunity to...

WHO and UN-Habitat launch sourcebook for healthy urban planning

WHO and UN-Habitat launch sourcebook for healthy urban planning

8 June 2020

Marcus Grant, a health and spatial planning specialist, is a member of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) and an Expert Advisor to WHO's European Healthy City Network, and was involved in the de...

Health Integration Teams to receive £170k from Bristol Health Partners for 2020-21

Health Integration Teams to receive £170k from Bristol Health Partners for 2020-21

26 May 2020

Bristol Health Partners will invest £170k in its Health Integration Teams (HITs) this year. HITs requested funding from the partnership for a wide variety of projects planned for the year, with the majority receiving funding.In light of COVID-19, this fu...

ITHAcA HIT - its successes and sustaining its impact

ITHAcA HIT - its successes and sustaining its impact

26 May 2020

The Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) has had some incredible successes in their research since it started in 2012, and officially closed as a HIT in 2020. The hard work of the team will continue to have an impact on urgent...

Bristol teams recognised by British Society for Rheumatology for outstanding PPI work

Bristol teams recognised by British Society for Rheumatology for outstanding PPI work

21 May 2020

The rheumatology service teams from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust have been awarded 'Best Practice' awards by the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR).The awards celebrate an innovative or parti...

Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre designation recognises excellence in health and care provision, research and innovation, education and training

Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre designation recognises excellence in health and care provision, research and innovation, education and training

12 May 2020

Following a highly competitive process, Bristol Health Partners (BHP) is now one of only eight designated Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) in England. The AHSC will drive service change, leading to world-class health, clinical and economic outcomes...

STROKE HIT Co-Director and stroke survivor Stephen Hill takes on the 2.6 challenge

STROKE HIT Co-Director and stroke survivor Stephen Hill takes on the 2.6 challenge

5 May 2020

Stephen Hill (70) is one of our STROKE Health Integration Team (HIT) Co-Directors and lead for public involvement in research. He is also a public contributor on the Bristol Health Partners executive committee. Stephen is a stroke survivor who defied the...

New Better Care South West Partnership will join up data to improve and integrate care

New Better Care South West Partnership will join up data to improve and integrate care

29 April 2020

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) have announced a new partnership led by the University of Bristol that will join up data and improve patient care in the South West. The HDR UK Better Care South-West Partnership is being awarded £1.2 million over three...

Latest events

BNSSG CCG Listening event for Older People

BNSSG CCG Listening event for Older People

14 July 2020

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) are holding a listening event on Zoom between 11am-12:30pm on 14 July 2020 for people aged 55 and over to find out their views on healthcare during lockdown. The ev

West of England Academy - Quality Improvement (QI) Summer Series

West of England Academy - Quality Improvement (QI) Summer Series

29 July 2020

The West of England AHSN is hosting a series of five online workshops from 29 July to 26 August. Free to attend, and for any role at any level, each 2-hour session is standalone so you can choose workshops or join all. The sessions run from 9:30am to

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Annual general meeting/Annual members' meeting

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Annual general meeting/Annual members' meeting

15 September 2020

A chance to hear from our Board and Governors about the highlights of the past year and plans for the next - and an opportunity to put your questions to the Board.

Our research

Bristol's health research is internationally recognised, with particular strengths in population health, neuroscience, infection and immunity and cardiovascular medicine.

From saving hundreds of thousands of babies' lives through groundbreaking research into cot death, to developing cutting edge technologies through the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and SPHERE, Bristol's health research makes huge differences to people's lives.

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

The National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) is a partnership between University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West

The National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) works with partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to...

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Bristol

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Bristol

The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health research. Bristol punches well above its weight in terms of NIHR funding. The city, through its universities and hospitals, hosts key NIHR infrastructure, and attracts millions in NIHR grant funding.

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research (EBI), co-funded by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Bristol, brings together leading researchers from disparate fields to collaborate on solutions to the most pressing health problems of the 2...

University of Bristol

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

BRL is a unique collaboration that harnesses the strengths of its university partners, and brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), University of Bristol

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

ALSPAC, or Children of the 90s, has been charting the health of 14,500 families in the Bristol area since the early 1990s in order to improve the health of future generations. ALSPAC is a world-leading birth cohort study.

University of Bristol

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments at the University of the West of England promotes healthy and sustainable settlements through research, teaching, consultancy, knowledge exchange and publications.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Centre for Research in Biosciences

Centre for Research in Biosciences

The Centre for Research in Biosciences at the University of the West of England brings together world class researchers working in the fields of biomedicine, bio-sensing technology, agri-food plant and environmental science.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

A unique, world class facility at the University of Bristol for practically-based understanding of anatomy for clinical practice, providing the highest standards of training and development for healthcare professionals.

University of Bristol

Centre for Appearance Research

Centre for Appearance Research

UWE's Centre for Appearance Research (CAR) strives to make a real difference to the lives of the many hundreds of thousands of people with appearance-related concerns both in the UK and across the world.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cancer research at University of Bristol

Cancer research at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is working with Cancer Research UK on a number of projects, including a five year programme to reduce the burden of cancer, and the colorectal tumour biology group which looks at cell survival mechanisms and chemoprevention.

University of Bristol

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Helping people with rheumatoid arthritis manage their fatigue

Research at UWE has led to a process of measuring fatigue in people with rheumatoid arthritis which has been adopted internationally in clinical trials, and informed interventions that have improved quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science

Cardiovascular science in Bristol comprises more than 230 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Bristol and NHS trusts, working to translate basic scientific research into novel clinical practice, improving patient outcome and care.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West

NIHR CLAHRC West works with its partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West.

University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol's research in 2014-15

Bristol's research in 2014-15

In 2014-15, both universities performed strongly in health subjects in the Research Excellence Framework. The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West and a new synthetic biology research centre, BrisSynBio, launched.

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths: saving more than 100,000 young lives worldwide

Cot deaths in the UK have fallen by 80 per cent following groundbreaking research by Peter Fleming, Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology and his team at the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol

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