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

Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

22 September 2020

A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. The researchers say their findings, published...

Invitation to participate in a study on trans and non-binary people's experiences of eating disorders

Invitation to participate in a study on trans and non-binary people's experiences of eating disorders

15 September 2020

Researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE) would like to invite people to contribute to a study exploring trans/non-binary individuals’ experiences of eating disorders. The study is open to anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as...

How can we get pupils and staff back to school safely during COVID-19?

How can we get pupils and staff back to school safely during COVID-19?

14 September 2020

Ensuring pupils and staff stay safe when they return to school this autumn is a major challenge because there is very little scientific evidence on the incidence and transmission of COVID-19 within schools. A ground-breaking research project will test whe...

Have your say on ways to make Bristol work better for us all

Have your say on ways to make Bristol work better for us all

14 September 2020

Take part in the #WhoseBristol? social survey to help community organisations across the city, Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol understand how to make Bristol work better for us all. The survey takes only 15 minutes and you have a chance...

New adoption and spread guidance now available for HITs

New adoption and spread guidance now available for HITs

11 September 2020

Working with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN), Bristol Health Partners have created a guide to help Health Integration Teams (HITs) successfully spread the innovations and service improvements they develop. The guide...

Changes to the BHP core team

Changes to the BHP core team

11 September 2020

We recently welcomed Rachel Allbless to our team as our newest Senior Project Manager. Rachel will be supporting a number of our Health Integration Teams (HITs) and other BHP projects. Rachel joins us from the University of Bristol where she ha...

COVID-19 has highlighted the inadequate, and unequal, access to high quality green spaces

COVID-19 has highlighted the inadequate, and unequal, access to high quality green spaces

11 September 2020

Professor Selena Gray is Co-Director of our Active People: Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) HIT and a Professor of Public Health at the University of West of England (UWE). She is the co-author of this blog which was first published as a bmj opi...

Former Bristol Health Partners intern Megan Davies reflects on her unconventional journey into academia

Former Bristol Health Partners intern Megan Davies reflects on her unconventional journey into academia

25 August 2020

Megan completed an internship with Bristol Health Partners in 2018 and has since grown her interest in health inequalities research. She now works as a postdoctoral researcher at Aarhus University looking at mental health and hospital/prescription data...

We need to admit that cycling and walking are completely different activities

We need to admit that cycling and walking are completely different activities

6 August 2020

Dr Suzanne Audrey is a Co-Director of our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) and a senior research fellow in public health at the University of Bristol. She has an interest in the benefits that walk...

Latest events

BHP AHSC Conference 'In conversation with Julian Walker'

BHP AHSC Conference  'In conversation with Julian Walker'

1 October 2020

Join Julian Walker for three conversations on leading change featuring:Andrea Young, Chair Bristol Health Partners, CEO North Bristol TrustZoe Banks Gross, Community Engagement Manager, Knowle West Media CentrePrimrose Granville, public contributor Kidney

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Virtual Conference Week

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Virtual Conference Week

5 October 2020

Bristol and South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Boards are hosting a joint virtual conference week (Monday, 5 October - Friday, 9 October 2020) to explore working with families. This year, it is free to attend as many sessions as you like.

West of England Nature Partnership Conference 2020

West of England Nature Partnership Conference 2020

8 October 2020

The West of England Nature Partnership 2020 Conference will be held online from 14:00 - 17:00 on Thursday, 8 October 2020.The theme of this year’s Conference will be accelerating nature’s recovery in the West of England. Last year we introduced a Natu

UHBW Virtual Health Matters Event - Supporting carers in our hospitals during COVID-19

UHBW Virtual Health Matters Event - Supporting carers in our hospitals during COVID-19

20 October 2020

Anyone can become a carer at any time, often with no choice and no prior experience. For some, it can profoundly change your life and affect your family and your relationships. Now, more than ever, you may feel isolated as you try to look for the help and

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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