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Helping Bedminster residents spend a penny: local toilet map updated by SHINE HIT

Helping Bedminster residents spend a penny: local toilet map updated by SHINE HIT

11 September 2019

Bedminster residents are fortunate to have a map showing which local businesses will let them use their toilet facilities for free, which has just been updated. This map is produced by local activist Ben Barker, who is a member of SHINE HIT.

DistrACT app scoops BMA Patient Information Award

DistrACT app scoops BMA Patient Information Award

11 September 2019

The distrACT app, developed in collaboration with the Bristol Health Partners' Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT), has won the British Medical Association Patient Information Award for wellbeing.

Zoe Trinder-Widdess bids farewell to her Communications Manager role at Bristol Health Partners

Zoe Trinder-Widdess bids farewell to her Communications Manager role at Bristol Health Partners

9 September 2019

Zoe Trinder-Widdess has been Communications Manager with Bristol Health Partners for the last six years, but will be leaving the role at the end of September. Here she reflects on her time with the team.

Government announces £1.1m investment in Bristol and Bath Railway Path

Government announces £1.1m investment in Bristol and Bath Railway Path

6 September 2019

The Bristol and Bath Railway Path received a £1.1m boost this week thanks to new investment announced by the Department for Transport.

Bristol Health Partners HIT Conference 2019 highlights

Bristol Health Partners HIT Conference 2019 highlights

23 August 2019

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams took the opportunity to network, share ideas and hear from key speakers from the local health and care system, at their annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 26 June 2019.

Bristol Health Partners supports photographic celebration of active living

Bristol Health Partners supports photographic celebration of active living

22 August 2019

Photographs showing that age is no barrier to active living are on free outdoor display on Bristol’s College Green in August, as part of a new drive to persuade older people to make bolder keep fit choices.

UH Bristol retains ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

UH Bristol retains ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating

16 August 2019

UH Bristol has once again been rated Outstanding by the CQC. In 2017 it was the first trust in the country to go from Requires Improvement to Outstanding, and is now the first to do this and then retain this rating,...

Bristol Health Partners co-hosts advancing analytics and AI event

Bristol Health Partners co-hosts advancing analytics and AI event

15 August 2019

On 9 July, analysts from across health, local authority and academic organisations joined Bristol Health Partners and Healthier Together at an event to explore how we can advance analytics locally.

Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award

Student-led hub for nutrition in medical education wins BBC Food and Farming Award

18 July 2019

A student-led organisation that aims to promote the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle medicine training within medical education has won a prestigious award at this year’s BBC Food and Farming Awards.

Latest events

Innovating for Improvement conference

Innovating for Improvement conference

26 September 2019

The Innovating for Improvement conference, delivered in partnership with The Health Foundation, is aimed at healthcare innovators and improvement specialists, including members of the Q community.

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative

Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative

9 October 2019

Join the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and colleagues from across the region at the fifth Local Learning System.

Healthier Together Conference 2019

Healthier Together Conference 2019

17 October 2019

Do you live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire? Do you have an interest in health and care matters? If so, Healthier Together invites you to join them in planning their health and care priorities for the next five years.

Elizabeth Blackwell lecture: Professor Dame Carol Black

Elizabeth Blackwell lecture: Professor Dame Carol Black

21 October 2019

Professor Dame Carol Black is the Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture speaker for 2019. In this year's lecture she will talk about her influential campaigns on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards 2019

23 October 2019

The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Health and Care Awards are back, to shine a light on even more healthcare heroes across the two cities.

The art of statistics - Sir David Spiegelhalter

The art of statistics - Sir David Spiegelhalter

23 October 2019

In his new book, David Spiegelhalter reveals the true power of statistics, with questions such as: could Harold Shipman have been caught earlier, should he take a statin, who was the luckiest passenger on the Titanic, and why do old men have big ears

The cot death story and the power of observation: public lecture

The cot death story and the power of observation: public lecture

30 October 2019

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Pete Blair explores the fall in the number of cot deaths in England and Wales, from around 1,500 every year the 1980s, to around 200 today.

The antibiotic age: the end or a new beginning?

The antibiotic age: the end or a new beginning?

13 November 2019

Colston Research Society Symposium 2019 and Annual Public Lecture

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Poor diet can lead to blindness

Poor diet can lead to blindness

An extreme case of "fussy" or "picky" eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report published today [2 Sep 2019] in Annals of Internal Medicine. The University of Bristol researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians...

Generational study looks for biological links between adverse childhood experiences and self-harm

Generational study looks for biological links between adverse childhood experiences and self-harm

New research from the University of Bristol is the first to use a large generational family study to examine links between childhood trauma, the impact of inflammation and self-harm.

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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