The partners

There are 11 partner organisations, including NHS trusts and the local clinical commissioning group, Bristol's universities, an adult community health services provider and the local authorities from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides services for people with mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. AWP covers Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and provides specialised services throughout the south west. AWP is a partner in both the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

Bristol City Council

The council plays a vital role in the health community as public health is part of its remit. Its role is to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population of Bristol. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and it focuses on the population as a whole, not on individual patients or diseases. This remit includes health protection, such as sexual health programmes and infection control, health protection promotion initiatives designed to reduce preventable deaths such as smoking cessation, and environmental health programmes, such as reducing air pollution and improving access to green space.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning hospital and community health services to ensure that the health needs of BNSSG's population are met. BNSSG CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals from the 85 local practices, working together with other clinicians and patients to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent. Their members use their understanding and expertise to guide the buying and planning of the services needed to give the population the best possible care.

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant are a special health authority. They provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stem cells and researching new treatments and processes. Their headquarters are based in Bristol.

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country and serves the population of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Their internationally renowned specialist areas include neurosciences, renal, orthopaedics, major trauma, urology, plastic surgery and neo-natal intensive care.

North Somerset Council

Details to follow

Sirona care & health

Sirona care & health is the newly commissioned provider of adult community health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They are a not-for-profit social enterprise, funded by the NHS and local authorities.

South Gloucestershire Council

Public health is one of South Gloucestershire Council's critically important statutory functions: playing a key role in improving the health of their residents, and, together with other council teams such as planning, transport and education, working to reduce inequalities and tackle the wider determinants of health. Their vision is for all people in South Gloucestershire to have the best start in life, live healthy and happy lives, age well in health-promoting communities, feel encouraged and enabled to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to care for themselves, and have access to health and care services that reflect their needs when required.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust. Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, the Trust now delivers over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people. With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, the Trust provides care to the people of Bristol, Weston and the south west from the very beginning of life to its later stages. We also provide specialist services such as children's services, cardiac and cancer services and other smaller specialist services that are nationally commissioned, to a wider population through the south west and beyond.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. It was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018. The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to new analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and is the third most targeted university by top UK employers.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a grouping of research-led institutions of international standing.

The University was founded in 1876 and was granted its Royal Charter in 1909. It was the first university in England to admit women on the same basis as men.

The University is a major force in the economic, social and cultural life of Bristol and the region, but is also a significant player on the world stage. It has over 16,000 undergraduates and nearly 6,000 postgraduate students from more than 100 countries, and its research links span the globe.

Thirteen Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes, including Sir Winston Churchill who was Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1929 until 1965.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

UWE Bristol is one of Britain's largest universities with a consistent reputation for high graduate employment, quality in teaching and growth in research. It is at the heart of some truly dynamic and engaging partnerships that deliver real impact in the world. UWE has a number of research centres and institutes, many of which work closely with Bristol Health Partners. UWE hosts the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. It includes the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), a collaboration with clinicians and training specialists from the Bristol health community.

The partners

There are 11 partner organisations, including NHS trusts and the local clinical commissioning group, Bristol's universities, an adult community health services provider and the local authorities from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides services for people with mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. AWP covers Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and provides specialised services throughout the south west. AWP is a partner in both the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

Bristol City Council

The council plays a vital role in the health community as public health is part of its remit. Its role is to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population of Bristol. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and it focuses on the population as a whole, not on individual patients or diseases. This remit includes health protection, such as sexual health programmes and infection control, health protection promotion initiatives designed to reduce preventable deaths such as smoking cessation, and environmental health programmes, such as reducing air pollution and improving access to green space.

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning hospital and community health services to ensure that the health needs of BNSSG's population are met. BNSSG CCG is made up of local GPs and health professionals from the 85 local practices, working together with other clinicians and patients to decide how the local NHS budget should be spent. Their members use their understanding and expertise to guide the buying and planning of the services needed to give the population the best possible care.

NHS Blood and Transplant

NHS Blood and Transplant are a special health authority. They provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stem cells and researching new treatments and processes. Their headquarters are based in Bristol.

North Bristol NHS Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country and serves the population of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset. Their internationally renowned specialist areas include neurosciences, renal, orthopaedics, major trauma, urology, plastic surgery and neo-natal intensive care.

North Somerset Council

Details to follow

Sirona care & health

Sirona care & health is the newly commissioned provider of adult community health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They are a not-for-profit social enterprise, funded by the NHS and local authorities.

South Gloucestershire Council

Public health is one of South Gloucestershire Council's critically important statutory functions: playing a key role in improving the health of their residents, and, together with other council teams such as planning, transport and education, working to reduce inequalities and tackle the wider determinants of health. Their vision is for all people in South Gloucestershire to have the best start in life, live healthy and happy lives, age well in health-promoting communities, feel encouraged and enabled to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to care for themselves, and have access to health and care services that reflect their needs when required.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust. Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, the Trust now delivers over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people. With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, the Trust provides care to the people of Bristol, Weston and the south west from the very beginning of life to its later stages. We also provide specialist services such as children's services, cardiac and cancer services and other smaller specialist services that are nationally commissioned, to a wider population through the south west and beyond.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. It was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018. The University of Bristol is ranked among the top five institutions in the UK for its research, according to new analysis of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and is the third most targeted university by top UK employers.

Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a grouping of research-led institutions of international standing.

The University was founded in 1876 and was granted its Royal Charter in 1909. It was the first university in England to admit women on the same basis as men.

The University is a major force in the economic, social and cultural life of Bristol and the region, but is also a significant player on the world stage. It has over 16,000 undergraduates and nearly 6,000 postgraduate students from more than 100 countries, and its research links span the globe.

Thirteen Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes, including Sir Winston Churchill who was Chancellor of the University of Bristol from 1929 until 1965.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

UWE Bristol is one of Britain's largest universities with a consistent reputation for high graduate employment, quality in teaching and growth in research. It is at the heart of some truly dynamic and engaging partnerships that deliver real impact in the world. UWE has a number of research centres and institutes, many of which work closely with Bristol Health Partners. UWE hosts the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. It includes the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT), a collaboration with clinicians and training specialists from the Bristol health community.

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