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HITS work together to help redesign of chronic pain patient pathway

HITS work together to help redesign of chronic pain patient pathway

6 November 2019

Two of our HITS - Integrated Pain Management and Bristol Bones and Joints - have been working together to redesign how we plan and deliver chronic pain services, as part of Healthier Together’s wider reconfiguration of musculoskeletal services. The co...

Stroke HIT widens access to public consultation for stroke care

Stroke HIT widens access to public consultation for stroke care

6 November 2019

The Stroke HIT aphasia group created accessible resources with help from speech therapists and communications staff from Healthier Together.

APPHLE HIT work leads to over 8,000 older people becoming more active

APPHLE HIT work leads to over 8,000 older people becoming more active

6 November 2019

Our Active Older People HIT and Active Ageing Bristol (AAB) are delivering the basis for a ‘prevention at scale’ programme through initiatives that help older people to be less isolated and to increase physical strength and mobility through combined fitn...

Invitation to participate in a study on experiences of bulimia

Invitation to participate in a study on experiences of bulimia

6 November 2019

Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) would like to invite people to consider participating in a qualitative research study exploring individuals’ experiences of living with bulimia.

Bristol's Children of the 90s backed to continue its 'study of life'

Bristol's Children of the 90s backed to continue its 'study of life'

24 October 2019

Bristol's Children of the 90s study will be supported for the next five years through an established collaboration between the University of Bristol, the Medical Research Council and The Wellcome Trust.

Deputy Director of MOVE HIT wins award

Deputy Director of MOVE HIT wins award

24 October 2019

Lucy Mooney, Deputy Director of the Movement Disorders Health Integration Team and Lead Movement Disorder Nurse Specialist at North Bristol NHS Trust, has won the Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association Committee Award 2019.

John Halliwell reflects on a year with Bristol Health Partners

John Halliwell reflects on a year with Bristol Health Partners

17 September 2019

John Halliwell is completing a year’s secondment as Project Manager for Bristol Health Partners, supporting three of our Health Integration Teams.

Bristol researchers lead new national guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

Bristol researchers lead new national guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

13 September 2019

Guidance on how the UK population can stay fit and healthy has been updated thanks to a major review led by the University of Bristol.

Genetic analyses indicate that the effect of being overweight and obesity on cancer risk is at least double than previously thought

Genetic analyses indicate that the effect of being overweight and obesity on cancer risk is at least double than previously thought

13 September 2019

The effect of being overweight and obesity on risk of cancer is at least twice as large as previously thought according to new findings by an international research team which included University of Bristol academics.

Latest events

Clinical Research Network open day

Clinical Research Network open day

14 November 2019

Find out how you are an essential part of the Clinical Research Network and how it can support you further.

Residential research retreat

Residential research retreat

26 November 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across the South West to attend a three-day residential research retreat.

The future of care: genomic science

The future of care: genomic science

9 December 2019

A West of England Academic Health Sciences Network event

Using evidence to advise public health decision makers: an insider's view

Using evidence to advise public health decision makers: an insider's view

9 December 2019

Using examples from health checks, obesity, tobacco control, alcohol and vaccination, speakers will give a range of insider perspectives on linking academic research with national and local decisions on what to fund and implement.

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

30 January 2020

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systemsThis West of England Academic Health Sciences Network event is the second of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS

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.

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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