Safer 20mph speed limits are here to stay in Bristol, with the results of Bristol City Council’s review leaving the limits in place across the city.
Safer 20mph speed limits are here to stay in Bristol, with the results of Bristol City Council’s review leaving the limits in place across the city.
The University of Bristol in partnership with the Universities of Bath, West of England, Manchester, Reading and Cardiff and Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority has been awarded £6.6m by the UK Prevention Research Partnership.
Bristol City Council has launched the Bristol Transport Consultation, which is open until 2 November. Transport plays a big part in all of our daily lives. The draft Bristol Transport Strategy sets out the Council's vision and ambition for transport.
Bristol Health Partners has a strategic programme called ‘Using Data Better’. Part of the work promotes the use of data to improve health and care outcomes through research and service planning. The local Think Family Database shows how this can happen...
Supporters of 20mph limits – which research has shown is seven out of 10 adults surveyed – need to make their voices heard. Bristol City Council’s consultation on the safer speed limits includes 83 20mph roads and six 30mph roads up for review.
Peter Wilkinson, a Bristol parks manager and member of the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT, has died aged 57.
Bristol City Council is consulting on 20mph limits in Bristol. If you are one of the seven out of 10 who supports 20mph, then the consultation is your chance to show your support, both where you live and in other areas of the city.
Julie Coulthard, Public Health Principal in Bristol City Council’s Young People’s Public Health Team, describes the development of the Big Book of Bristol Healthy Schools, an A2 book of photos and illustrations made by local school children.
The 20mph speed limits in residential areas in Bristol have prevented more than four fatal casualties a year, as well as 11 serious and 159 slight injuries, an evaluation by UWE Bristol has found, estimated to have saved the NHS £15 million a year.
The council has launched plans to encourage older people to be more active as part of its plans to roll out Staying Steady classes across the city.
Bristol is celebrating the successes of its year as a European City of Sport as it launches its rebranded website as a one-stop-shop for sport and physical activity in Bristol. The website, now known as Bristol Active City, aims to pull together opp...
Bristol City Council has published a new report about the health of women in Bristol as part of a wider project to assess the health needs of the city.
Pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants in Bristol have been pledging support for Dry January next month by offering appealing alcohol-free alternatives.
Seven in every 10 adults in Great Britain support the introduction of 20mph speed limits in busy streets, according to a major new survey.
A Bristol-based partnership has launched an innovative series of short films in six different languages giving information about dementia and relevant support services in the city.
Bristol City Council has joined authorities across the South West in supporting a new campaign to raise the profile of care in a drive to recruit the right people to the sector.
An NIHR CLAHRC West review has found that heavy drinking homeless people may experience a range of nutrient deficiencies, including vitamin B1, but the amount and quality of research on this issue is low.
The £825k Urban-ID project has launched its website, which highlights the themes and case studies that they will focus on.
A new award scheme encouraging local food businesses to make their catering healthier and more sustainable is launching on 23 May in a bid to help tackle the city’s obesity crisis.
Bristol City Council is asking for the public’s views on proposals to simplify the way people in the city can access information and advice on achieving healthy lifestyles.
From 8–12 May Bristol will be marking Mental Health Awareness Week with Five Days of Wellbeing. The week will raise awareness about the little things that we can do every day to improve our mental and emotional health.
Dr Dawn Harper of ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ fame will join health specialists from around the city on International Women’s Day on 8 March to plan how the city can work together to tackle issues around women’s health in Bristol.
Research funded by Bristol City Council and carried out by UWE Bristol in collaboration with local groups found that black and other minority ethnic community leaders are increasingly aware of how dementia affects many people from BME communities.
Bristol Health Partners and Bristol City Council brought together more than 90 policy makers, service providers, decision takers and people with long term conditions and disabilities, for a work and health think tank event on Monday 30 January.
A new report published today takes the temperature of local people’s health. It shows that whilst Bristol is faring well in comparison to many other major cities, some health issues and inequalities remain entrenched.
Bristol City Council has teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and other local organisations, including the Bristol Sport Foundation and the University West of England (UWE Bristol), to become more Sugar Smart.
Healthwatch Bristol focuses on specific topics every quarter. In the first three months of 2017 they are focusing on substance misuse treatment services, which are being recommissioned by Bristol City Council.
The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) summary for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is now available for you to give your feedback on.
Bristol’s Big Drink Debate, a city-wide survey examining the public’s attitudes to alcohol, is launching at the start of Alcohol Awareness Week, on Monday 14 November.
Bristol City Council have published the draft Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) data profile for 2016. The JSNA reports on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Bristol.
The council has launched a new website, LiveWell Bristol, making it easier for people to access health advice and local services.
Ever fancied trying out yoga or a fitness class – for free? Now’s your chance with Healthy City Week! During the week, which takes place 15-22 October, independent therapists and instructors, gyms, community organisations, Bristol City Council and many o...
Bristol City Council’s public health team is encouraging residents to get involved with the wide range of activities on offer during Healthy City Week, which is organised by the Bristol Green Capital Partnership with support from Bristol Health Partners.
As world leaders grapple with the realities of implementing the historic Paris climate change deal, Bristol is taking a typically local approach to the major challenge of how a future city can tackle health and sustainability in the real world.
The public are being invited to take part in a pop-up talk show, Talkaoke, to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is designed to end the stigma around mental health.
This year's Healthy City Week Bristol (15-22 October) will see a strong contribution from Bristol Health Partner organisations and Health Integration Teams (HITs). Not only is Bristol Health Partners the headline supporter for the week, but we are offeri...
Bristol’s Director of Public Health, Becky Pollard, has released her annual report on the state of the city’s health. Set against a backdrop of health inequalities, where a person’s life expectancy can vary by over 10 years depending on where they live...
Healthwatch Bristol and the Care Forum have developed a new consultation website, Better Care Directory or Better Cared for short, which is now open for you to upload your consultation information.
Alive!, in partnership with Bristol City Council, is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Making a Difference’, a new resource to improve the lives of older people living in care homes.
Our 2015-16 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from most of our 20 HITs and a round-up of the...
Bristol residents are being asked how much they care, as part of a fresh drive to identify more families and friends who are carers in Bristol. Figures show that almost 10 per cent of Bristol’s population, over 40,000 residents, are carers and two in fi...
People living in the cities of Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities' health, wellbeing and prosperity as th...
Bristol City Council is shining a light on living well with dementia during the national awareness week (16 – 22 May) organised by the Alzheimer’s society.
Bristol’s new mayor is joining young people, key organisations, professionals and community figures from across Bristol to renew calls for a zero tolerance approach to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference - bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol.
Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT), talks about the team's 2016 conference which took place on 17 March.
Bristol’s health and care community are showing their support for the city’s 20mph speed limits as the council debates the issue today (15 March). A public petition supporting the speed limits, which received more than 4,100 signatures from people in Bri...
The four local authorities for South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset are running a travel to work survey, working with local employers to reduce traffic congestion.
The petition to keep 20mph speed limits in Bristol is less than 150 signatures away from its target, which will trigger a full council debate on the issue.
Bristol Health Partners is part of a consortium that will investigate the potential risk from a changing climate and extreme weather to people’s health across the city. The project, funded by Innovate UK and the Natural Environment Research Council (NE...
A major new consultation on the future of children’s community health services in the region is running from 3 September and will end on 25 November 2015.
Smokers in Bristol are being encouraged to take this year’s Stoptober challenge and go smokefree during October. Stoptober, the 28 day quit challenge run by Public Health England, will help many of the 63,000 smokers in Bristol to kick their habit by...
Residents in Bristol are being offered a helping hand to shape up this September with the launch of a new pharmacy weight loss campaign. In Bristol almost 58 per cent of men, and over half the population, are overweight or obese which can lead to long te...
A new campaign designed to raise awareness about how to spot domestic violence and abuse has launched in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Bristol City Council has won the CLeaR Leadership award for its continued efforts to reduce smoking and tackle tobacco in the area.
Becky Pollard, new Director of Public Health in Bristol, talks about her priorities for improving health in the city and the importance of partnership working.
A new approach to help parents quit smoking and prevent young people from picking up the habit is being trialled in Bristol. The council is supporting UK charity, QUIT, to roll out its Smoke Free Family Life campaign after a pilot scheme enjoyed signific...
Disabled people, the parents of disabled children, older people and carers are being invited to shape a new access project at a series of consultation events being held in June.
Parents across Bristol are being encouraged to teach their children how to use garden trampolines safely in order to enjoy an injury free summer. Avonsafe Bristol, the local injury prevention organisation, has commissioned the campaign and teamed up with...
Professor John Macleod, Director of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team (SHIPP HIT), gives an update on their work in 2014-15.
Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Marcus Grant, Directors of the Healthy Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) give an update on progress in 2014-15.
Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (HIT) give an update on the HIT's progress in 2014-15.
The winners of this year’s Bristol Healthy School Awards were announced at a special gala dinner on Saturday 9 May. Hundreds of pupils from schools across the city applied to this year’s awards, with hopefuls competing to become the Young Chef, Baker or...
Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT) gives an update of the HIT's activities in 2014-15.
Drivers' attitudes to 20mph speed limits don't necessarily reflect their actual behaviour, with some supporters speeding, while some opponents comply, a study finds.
Bristol City Council is updating its mental health floating support services to better meet the needs of people now and in the future. Floating support services provide housing related support to individuals in their own home. This support focuses on ena...
A ten year plan to reduce the number of collisions and casualties on Bristol’s roads and improve health and wellbeing has been launched by Bristol City Council. ‘A Safe Systems Approach to Road Safety in Bristol’ is based on the principle that almost all...
This year’s national No Smoking Day is Wednesday 11 March and Bristol City Council’s stop smoking team will be out and about in various locations across the city throughout the day encouraging smokers to stub out those cigarettes once and for all.
The 20mph rollout has been happening in Bristol since January 2014. The project is designed to make streets safer and improve quality of life for local communities. Driving at 20mph can help make the city a safer place for all road users, a more pleasant...
Daniella Radice, Assistant Mayor for Public Health at Bristol City Council writes about health inequality in Bristol.
Bristol City Council's Traffic Choices website helps people living in local neighbourhoods make informed decisions about what traffic schemes could work in their area. A local version of the site is now being adopted by Somerset County Council, with othe...
A hard hitting advert about how smoking causes early death will be broadcast to homes in Bristol and beyond tonight. The campaign, which was developed by Smokefree South West, urges smokers to be there tomorrow for their family and loved ones.
Becky Pollard has been appointed as Bristol City Council’s new Director of Public Health and will be starting in her new role on 16 February within the Neighbourhoods Directorate. Becky is an experienced Director of Public Health with almost 30 years’ ex...
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson explores the health and wellbeing benefits of Bristol becoming European Green Capital in 2015.
Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council,...
Bristol has today found out it’s been successful in its Big Lottery Fund Bid for £5.9 million to create programmes that will enable older people who are most at risk of social isolation and loneliness to lead more fulfilling lives. It is one of 15 local...
Eight Bristol schools are the first to receive the new Mayor’s Healthy Schools Award, to celebrate schools that consistently demonstrate high standards in helping pupils understand how to improve their health and wellbeing.
The 2014 International Making Cities Liveable Lewis Mumford Award has been awarded to Mayor George Ferguson and Bristol City Council for leadership in creating a ‘Healthy Bristol for All’.
In a drive to save more lives through blood and organ donation, Bristol City Council and NHS Blood and Transplant have formed a partnership to encourage Bristol residents to register as blood and organ donors.
Bristol City Council will not be closing Bristol's public toilets. The proposal to close them was part of budget consultations, to which SHINE HIT responded with a summary of the public health implications.
The Healthy Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT responds to the council's budget consultation and proposals to close many of Bristol's public toilets.