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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.

Woodburners – the uncomfortable truth

Woodburners – the uncomfortable truth

6 December 2019

Jess is a GP working in West Walk Surgery in Yate, and a research fellow at the University of Bristol. She lives in St Werburghs with her husband, four children and a dog.

Breast screening film for women with learning difficulties launched at North Bristol Trust

Breast screening film for women with learning difficulties launched at North Bristol Trust

4 December 2019

A film made by and for women with learning disabilities to take the fear out of going for breast screenings launched and premiered at North Bristol NHS Trust in November.

Poor produce fewer traffic emissions than rich but are most affected – study finds

Poor produce fewer traffic emissions than rich but are most affected – study finds

2 December 2019

A study analysing vehicle emissions in relation to different parts of society in England and Wales has found that more affluent households emit the highest levels of traffic-related pollutants but the poor are most exposed to this form of pollution.

Urinary tract infection device could reduce need for precautionary antibiotics

Urinary tract infection device could reduce need for precautionary antibiotics

2 December 2019

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) researchers are supporting clinicians at the North Bristol NHS Trust to develop a device that can diagnose urinary tract infections (UTI) in a matter of minutes. Current diagnostic testing takes a few days...

Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

2 December 2019

A new study published today [Wednesday 6 November] in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco smoking may increase your risk of developing depression and schizophrenia.

Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking

Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking

2 December 2019

Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s.

New study finds children become less active each year of primary school

New study finds children become less active each year of primary school

2 December 2019

A new study from the University of Bristol has revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school. Between the ages of six and 11, children lost on average more than an hour of exercise in the week, wit...

Latest events

How Do You Move? project celebration

How Do You Move? project celebration

22 January 2020

How Do You Move? is about improving the communication of the national physical activity guidelines through community involvement.

BRISTOL: Take Drugs Seriously - The Big Debate

BRISTOL: Take Drugs Seriously - The Big Debate

23 January 2020

New approaches to drug use, policy and harm reduction.

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) Research Conference

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) Research Conference

24 January 2020

Learn about the latest research on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders from experts from the University of West of England, Somerset CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Service and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

BRISTOL: Take Drugs Seriously

BRISTOL: Take Drugs Seriously

24 January 2020

Book launch of Dr Suzi Gage's new book, Say Why to Drugs

Integrated Pain Management HIT Stakeholder Workshop

Integrated Pain Management HIT Stakeholder Workshop

28 January 2020

A free half-day workshop to identify what excellence could look like for chronic pain in our region and how to work together towards this.

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systems

30 January 2020

The future of care: robotics and autonomous systemsThis West of England Academic Health Sciences Network event is the second of four Future of Care events to raise awareness and knowledge of the future facing developments that are fast approaching the NHS

AWP Research and Development Conference 2020

AWP Research and Development Conference 2020

5 February 2020

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) Research and Development Conference 2020 takes place on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 at the Bristol Pavilion. Programme and timings to be confirmed. To reserve your place, please email awp.researchforall@nh

Stroke Odysseys and Rosetta Life present: Zigzags

Stroke Odysseys and Rosetta Life present: Zigzags

5 February 2020

A new piece of musical theatre that celebrates the journey stroke survivors take on the road to recovery. Join us for a performance of dance and song which has been developed and produced in collaboration with Rosetta Life. Rosetta Life is a group of arti

Environmental Change and Public Health 2020 Conference

Environmental Change and Public Health 2020 Conference

18 February 2020

The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health Annual Conference 2020The HPRU in Environmental Change and Health undertakes high quality research to support rapidly evolving public health and health protection policy relating

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

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

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,

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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