Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in the Bristol city region by integrating, promoting and developing the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

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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...

Martha Sneyd looks back on her time as co-peer director of the Psychosis HIT

Martha Sneyd looks back on her time as co-peer director of the Psychosis HIT

4 February 2020

Martha has been part of the HIT since 2016 and her contribution has been extremely valuable to the team's work on improving support for people with psychosis. Here, she reflects on her time with the HIT.

Bristol aims for walking to be the first choice of transport for local journeys

Bristol aims for walking to be the first choice of transport for local journeys

3 February 2020

The work of our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration team (SHINE HIT) co-director Dr Suzanne Audrey has made a direct impact on Bristol's Transport Strategy, which was finalised and adopted in 2019.

Introducing our two newest HITS: ACE and BABCON

Introducing our two newest HITS: ACE and BABCON

3 February 2020

From adverse childhood experiences to bladder and bowel confidence, our latest HITs will be tackling a range of challenges.

Carla Southworth and Sabrina Lee join the Bristol Health Partners team

Carla Southworth and Sabrina Lee join the Bristol Health Partners team

27 January 2020

Our team welcomed two new members at the end of 2019 as Carla Southworth joined as a Senior Project Manager and Sabrina Lee was appointed Communications Manager. Carla is joining us on a full time basis and will be supporting several Health Integra...

SHINE HIT contributes to international journal on child friendly cities

SHINE HIT contributes to international journal on child friendly cities

21 January 2020

Supporting the many initiatives that are helping to make Bristol a child friendly city is an important cross-cutting action to support healthier urban living for everyone. It is also an area of focus for our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood E...

Pilot service in South Glos helps patients with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids

Pilot service in South Glos helps patients with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids

20 January 2020

Researchers at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West have found that a new pilot service in South Gloucestershire is helping patients with chronic pain reduce their use o...

MOVE HIT increases exercise opportunities in Bristol for people with Parkinson's

MOVE HIT increases exercise opportunities in Bristol for people with Parkinson's

17 January 2020

Our Parkinson’s and other Movement Disorders (MOVE) Health Integration Team’s (HIT) patient and public involvement (PPI) group has worked with Parkinson’s UK to develop training sessions about the condition for exercise providers in the Bristol area.

Dawid Koleczko reflects on his digital internship with Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council

Dawid Koleczko reflects on his digital internship with Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council

17 January 2020

Dawid is a computer science student at the University of West of England and has worked on a digital project at Bristol City Council over the past three months.

Latest events

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Sexual health services

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Sexual health services

27 February 2020

Join us as we discuss accessing contraception and sexual health services when you need them. About this Event It can be embarrassi

Digital Health Platforms and the Future of Healthcare Workshop

Digital Health Platforms and the Future of Healthcare Workshop

3 March 2020

Digital health platforms are transforming the way we deliver and consume healthcare. In spite of the personalised care opportunities offered by digital technologies, the digital health platforms landscape is still rather fragmented, personal health data a

Addressing prescription opioid dependence - what next for BNSSG?

Addressing prescription opioid dependence - what next for BNSSG?

4 March 2020

Between 1998 and 2018, opioid prescribing more than doubled. While these drugs are highly effective for some people, for others they can be ineffective and often cause harm. The complexity of finding the right solutions with people, and addressing the inc

Learning event: Advancing analytics in BNSSG

Learning event: Advancing analytics in BNSSG

10 March 2020

A training and networking workshop for analysts working in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire's health and care system.Bristol Health Partners and Healthier Together are delighted to invite you to an event that will help you improve your wo

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Scientists in the NHS - what's the story?

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Scientists in the NHS - what's the story?

10 March 2020

At this event you'll hear stories from individuals working in the fields of life sciences, physiological sciences, physical sciences and clinical engineering, and bioinformatics - told through the devices and machines they use, from a spirometer to a

Science in the headlines - where science meets controversy

Science in the headlines - where science meets controversy

30 March 2020

A public lecture from Fiona Fox, Science Media Centre, on science in the headlines and why scientists should engage with the media.In our post-truth age, there’s never been a more important time for science to be reliably reported in the media. But rese

NHS de/re/regulation workshop

NHS de/re/regulation workshop

6 April 2020

The Centre for Health, Law, and Society of the University of Bristol Law School is pleased to organise a workshop to discuss the Proposal for an NHS Bill supporting the roll-out of the NHS Long-term Plan with leading practitioners and academics.As demonst

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Organ donation

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Organ donation

8 April 2020

Changes to the way consent is granted for organ donation will take effect in 2020. Join staff from the Trust's organ donation team to find out more about the changes to the law and hear about the practicalities and complexities of what it means to be a

WEASHN: Healthcare Innovation Programme

WEASHN: Healthcare Innovation Programme

20 April 2020

This round of our Health Innovation Programme will take place on 20, 21, 27 April & 1 May, at The Double Tree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre. This is an immersive and interactive 4-day training course, which will use Strategyzer’s Business Model Canvas

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Focus on research

UH Bristol Health Matters event - Focus on research

5 May 2020

During this event you can hear about some of the research we do in our hospitals and why it makes a difference. Join staff from the Trust's Research and Innovation department and meet some of our clinical staff whose job it is to help change the way we

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

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

18 May 2020

The main programme will be of interest to Continence Advisors, Continence Nurses, Physiotherapists, Urology Nurses, and Specialist Nurses as well as doctors or allied healthcare professionals working within, or interested in continence care. This year,

2020 Annual Health Integration Team Conference

2020 Annual Health Integration Team Conference

11 June 2020

SAVE THE DATEBristol Health Partners' Annual Health Integration Team Conference will be taking place on Thursday, 11 June 2020 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the M Shed.Further details including how to sign up and register will be available soon. If you have any

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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