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BIG HIT Director coordinates University of Bristol efforts to fight COVID-19

BIG HIT Director coordinates University of Bristol efforts to fight COVID-19

2 April 2020

Experts at the University of Bristol have come together to help in the fight against COVID-19. Bristol UNCOVER is the COVID Emergency Research group based at the university and is made up of around 30 senior academics and their teams. One of the group's c...

Latest Transport Department report pledges shift to public and active transport

Latest Transport Department report pledges shift to public and active transport

2 April 2020

The report, Decarbonising Transport – Setting the Challenge, outlines the government’s latest intentions to tackle climate change through drastic transport changes. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps states that 2020 will be the year that the governme...

Eating Disorders HIT share advice for those with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

Eating Disorders HIT share advice for those with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 March 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important now to highlight and share sources of support and advice for people who have other health conditions. Ruth Revell is a regular contributor to the patient and public involvement (PPI) con...

Update: COVID-19 and BHP events - many are postponed or cancelled

Update: COVID-19 and BHP events - many are postponed or cancelled

19 March 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing pressures on the NHS, a number of Bristol Health Partners and health network events have been postponed or cancelled. Please check our Events page for the latest updates. If the event you were origin...

Bristol City Council, University of Bristol and City Office work together towards One City Approach

Bristol City Council, University of Bristol and City Office work together towards One City Approach

17 March 2020

A new agreement between the Council, the University of Bristol and the City Office will see these organisations work more closely to achieve the aims set out under the Bristol One City Approach. The One City Approach was first published by Mayor Marvin Re...

Drug and Alcohol HIT event explore new ways to support people with prescription opioid dependence

Drug and Alcohol HIT event explore new ways to support people with prescription opioid dependence

16 March 2020

On Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT) brought together service providers, service users, researchers and commissioners to discuss how to address prescription opioid dependence in Bristol, North Somerset and South G...

MOVE HIT's education day showcases latest complex therapies for Parkinson's

MOVE HIT's education day showcases latest complex therapies for Parkinson's

5 March 2020

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders (MOVE) Health Integration Team (HIT) brought together over 100 clinicians from across the South West to learn more about the complex therapies available to support patients. North...

The Cleft Collective wins prestigious award for PPI work

The Cleft Collective wins prestigious award for PPI work

24 February 2020

The Cleft Collective team have won the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health/NIHR Paediatric Involvement and Engagement in Research (PIER) prize. The prize recognises significant contributions to excellent patient engagement for NIHR Clinical Resea...

Local charity Above & Beyond will continue to support three HITs

Local charity Above & Beyond will continue to support three HITs

17 February 2020

Three of Bristol Health Partners (BHP) Health Integration Teams (HITs) will receive a further £30,000 in funding from Above & Beyond to help improve the health and quality of life of Bristol communities. In 2019, Above & Beyond secured independent...

Latest events

WEASHN: Healthcare Innovation Programme - POSTPONED

WEASHN: Healthcare Innovation Programme - POSTPONED

20 April 2020

UPDATE: **Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 this event will now be postponed. The WEASHN team will provide updates about the rescheduled event shortly.**This round of our Health Innovation Programme will take place on 20, 21, 27 April & 1 May, at Th

Association for Continence Advice (ACA) 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition - POSTPONED

Association for Continence Advice (ACA) 2020 Annual Conference and Exhibition - POSTPONED

18 May 2020

STATEMENT from Association for Continence Advice (ACA) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEThe organisers of ACA Conference 2020, are extremely concerned about the current coronavirus pandemic. In view of current Government guidance and the pressures on NHS , we are sad

2020 Annual Health Integration Team Conference - POSTPONED

2020 Annual Health Integration Team Conference - POSTPONED

11 June 2020

UPDATEDue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Bristol Health Partners' Annual Health Integration Team Conference which was originally planned for June 2020. We hope to have a new date for the conference a

Let's Talk Dementia - POSTPONED

Let's Talk Dementia - POSTPONED

13 June 2020

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until further notice. -----Let's Talk Dementia 2020 is Bristol's leading event for families, carers and professionals dealing with dementia. It is taking place this year on Saturday, 13 June from 10am-4pm at We the Cu

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Role of carers

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Role of carers

30 June 2020

This event, hosted together with the Carers Liaison Service, part of the Carers Support Centre, will explore the roles of carers and their relationship with our hospitals.

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Antibiotic resistence

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Antibiotic resistence

22 July 2020

This event will provide an overview of the status of antibiotic resistance on a local, national and global scale, some of the solutions being explored both within the NHS and beyond, and some of the ways in which you can help yourself and be part of the s

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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