Annual Review 2021-22: Foreword from Maria Kane

Maria Kane OBE is Chair of Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre. She is also Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust.

As I begin my tenure as Chair of Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre, I can look back over the last year and really appreciate how much progress we have made. This has been made much more difficult as the pandemic has continued to stretch and test our health and care system. Despite this challenging climate, Bristol Health Partners has been able to continue to deliver so much.

We have had our best ever year in terms of securing funding for research and service delivery. Highlights include grants from NHS Charities Together, which were awarded through working with our two local hospital charities, and funding from the Ageing Well programme which will transform services in the region for older people.

To fully realise our ambitions as an Academic Health Science Centre, we need to ensure that the evidence from the outstanding research we produce translates into real change. We have taken a step closer to achieving this by beginning to work formally with the new Healthier Together Integrated Care System. Our Research and Innovation Steering Group aims to ensure the academic research, implementation and evaluation activities we undertake – through our Health Integration Teams and more widely – are embedded within the system and support its work.

Great outcomes are most often achieved through working together. Our region is already known for its research expertise and innovation, and Bristol Health Partners offers an effective, and I think unequalled, way to collaborate to achieve better health outcomes for people in the region and tackle the health inequalities they face.

I’m looking forward to what the next year brings.

Director's reflections

Our Academic Health Science Centre Director, Professor David Wynick, look back on the year.

Service delivery funding

Improving the delivery of services for patients, carers and service users.

Research funding

Securing funding for research that will inform our region’s health and care services.

Health Integration Team highlights

Active Lives HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Active Lives HIT has had a productive year. Here are…

Adversity and Trauma HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
It has been a hugely successful year for the Adversity…

Bladder and Bowel Confidence HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
The Bladder and Bowel Confidence Health Integration Team (BABCON HIT)…

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back at 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
As hospitals start to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, outpatients…

Bristol Immunisation Group HIT reflects on 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Whilst the past year has been extremely challenging for anyone…

Chronic Pain HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Having formed a new Executive committee in the previous year,…

Dementia HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
After welcoming a new leadership team, our HIT has continued…

Drug and Alcohol HIT reflects on 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Over the past year our Drug and Alcohol HIT has…

Eating Disorders HIT 2021-22 achievements

  • 1st April 2022
It has been an exciting year for the Eating Disorders…

Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT looks back on 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
SHINE HIT has been promoting walking as part of Bristol…

Improving Care in Self-harm HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Even though many help resources exist, including online, young people…

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT reviews 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
The IMPROVE HIT has focused on a single project this…

InPsyTe HIT looks back at 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Despite suspending some of our programme due to the pandemic,…

Kidney Disease HIT reviews 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
In June 2021, we welcomed Pippa Bailey, Consultant Senior Lecturer…

MOVE HIT reflects on 2021-2022

  • 1st April 2022
While the past year continued to be challenging for the…

Psychosis HIT reflects on 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
Work related to improving the support, treatment, services and lives…

Sexual Health Improvement (SHIP) HIT reflects on 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
We were delighted that in July 2021 Jeremy Horwood Professor…

Stroke HIT achievements 2021-22

  • 1st April 2022
The last year has been particularly significant for Stroke Services…