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.

We are committed to working with people in the region to increase equality, diversity and inclusion as we act as a mechanism for change in our health and care community.

Latest news

NHS England information video about vaccines for people with a learning disability and autism

NHS England information video about vaccines for people with a learning disability and autism

18 January 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a short film which describes:what a vaccine ishow vaccines are madewhy you should get a vaccinewhether a vaccine makes you illand how to decide whether to have a vaccine.

How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?

How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?

14 January 2021

A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they’ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. Coeliac disease is when a person’s immune res...

Women of Colour Peer Support Group launches on 18 January

Women of Colour Peer Support Group launches on 18 January

14 January 2021

Changes Bristol is launching a mental health peer support group for women of colour, to provide a safe space to connect, share and feel empowered by a supportive community. Anyone over 18 who identifies as part of this community is welcome to attend. Chan...

New dementia support sessions and groups for 2021

New dementia support sessions and groups for 2021

12 January 2021

The pandemic continues to be extremely challenging for people living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.Southern Brooks, along with several local partner organisations, have organised support groups for people with dementia and their carer...

Common Ambition Bristol officially launches with support from SHIP HIT

Common Ambition Bristol officially launches with support from SHIP HIT

11 January 2021

A major new project is inviting people to its virtual launch event, to find out more about how it will be working with people of African and Caribbean heritage to tackle HIV infections and stigma in these communities in Bristol and the surrounding area.Co...

Amanda Owen-Smith reflects on her time as Researcher in Residence at Bristol Health Partners

Amanda Owen-Smith reflects on her time as Researcher in Residence at Bristol Health Partners

21 December 2020

During 2019-20, Amanda was Bristol Health Partners’ Research in Residence with a focus on mental health services. She is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sociology at the University of Bristol. My Research in Residence Fellowship at Bristol Health Partner...

South Bristol community group is connecting people with local wildlife

South Bristol community group is connecting people with local wildlife

17 December 2020

If you asked most people in Bristol what kind of birds, animals and insects can be found in their garden or surrounding green spaces, chances are they wouldn’t be able to tell you. But a group of enthusiastic locals in South Bristol are hoping to in...

Nurse-led telephone management could help support patients with chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosed in primary care

Nurse-led telephone management could help support patients with chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnosed in primary care

16 December 2020

Nurse-led telephone management of patients with chlamydia and gonorrhoea could provide a better service for patients and reduce GP workloads, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West published in BMC Family Practi...

Testing memory over four weeks could predict Alzheimer's disease risk

Testing memory over four weeks could predict Alzheimer's disease risk

10 December 2020

New research suggests testing people’s memory over four weeks could identify who is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before it has developed. Importantly, the trial found testing people’s ability to retain memories for longer time p...

Latest events

St Werburghs City Farm Equity Report Launch

St Werburghs City Farm Equity Report Launch

21 January 2021

Join the authors of the SWCF Equity Report as they share their exploration of the barriers to access to urban farms for diverse communities.In this evening session, the authors of the St Werburghs City Farm (SWCF) Equity Report, Manu Manganidze, Rhian Gra

West of England - QI Winter Series

West of England - QI Winter Series

27 January 2021

The West of England Academic Health Science Network is running a new winter series of interactive online workshops will deliver the basic theory of QI and help attendees apply their learning.Gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Q

Common Ambition Bristol virtual launch event

Common Ambition Bristol virtual launch event

2 February 2021

A major new project is inviting people to its virtual launch event, to find out more about how it will be working with people of African and Caribbean heritage to tackle HIV infections and stigma in these communities in Bristol and the surrounding area.Co

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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