Bristol Health Partners has 11 partner organisations working in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. They include NHS trusts and the local Integrated Care Board, Bristol’s universities and the local authorities from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Each is part of Bristol Health Partners voluntarily, and we are funded by contributions from our partners.
We also have two affiliate member organisations – find out more.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. It covers Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire, and provides specialised services throughout the south west.
Bristol City Council
Bristol City 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, 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.
NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board
The NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board replaced the local clinical commissioning group when it was dissolved in 2022. The Integrated Care Board is the organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. It takes account of population needs, arranges for the provision of services and manages the NHS budget.
NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority. It provides 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. Its 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. Its internationally renowned specialist areas include neurosciences, renal, orthopaedics, major trauma, urology, plastic surgery and neo-natal intensive care.
North Somerset Council
Through its statutory public health, adult social care and wider functions, North Somerset Council has a fundamental role in the health and wellbeing of people living and working in North Somerset. The council is currently consulting on its health and wellbeing priorities and how individuals, communities and professionals can come together to make North Somerset a healthy and happy place to live.
Sirona care & health
Sirona care & health is the provider of adult community health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It is 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 its residents, and, together with other council teams such as planning, transport and education, working to reduce inequalities and tackle the wider determinants of health. Its 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
Bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust 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 southwest from the very beginning of life to its later stages. It also provides 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 southwest and beyond.
University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is one of the UK’s most popular and successful universities, ranked in the UK top ten in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The results of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 highlight the outstanding quality and impact of Bristol’s research across all subjects and disciplines. 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.
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
UWE Bristol is one of the UK’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.