Our chair Andrea Young reflects on what 2018-19 has meant for Bristol Health Partners, a key year in our seven-year history. Andrea is also Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust.
Our chair Andrea Young reflects on what 2018-19 has meant for Bristol Health Partners, a key year in our seven-year history. Andrea is also Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust.
People with lived experience of eating disorders, researchers and mental health professionals met for the Eating Disorders Health Integrations Team’s (EDHIT) fifth research conference on 17 May 2019.
A new list of the data sources in NHS, local authority and academic organisations that could be used for research and service planning has been published by Bristol Health Partners and the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute at the University of Bristol.
Bristol Health Partners and People in Health West of England are running an innovative pilot training session on digital health and use of data.
Dr Sophie Taysom is an independent policy analyst at Keyah Consulting. Here she reflects on the discussions at the Bristol Health Partners AI in Health and Care: How do we get it right? event that took place on 28 November.
Our funding partner organisations have signed a new Bristol Health Partners collaboration agreement for the next three years. This agreement secures our funding until 2021, allowing the vital work of the HITs and partnership to continue.
Our Health Integration Teams (HITs) are benefitting from some extra project management support thanks to Rhiannon Wilson and John Halliwell joining the team on secondment.
Mental health inpatient wards can be traumatising for people with psychosis. Bristol Health Partners and CLAHRC West want to co-design peer support to address the root causes of this and help rewrite the psychosis narrative.
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to network, share ideas and hear from key speakers from the local health and care system, at the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 15 June.
Rife Magazine has produced a film exploring the stark inequalities between neighbouring suburbs in North Bristol. If you live in Southmead, you can expect to die nine and half years before your neighbours in Henleaze.
Our 2017-18 annual review highlights the milestones and achievements of our strategic partnership, which works to improve the health of people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and the services on which they rely.
David Relph, who has been Director of Bristol Health Partners since 2014, left the role in April 2018. Here he pays tribute to the people he's worked with, as well as the power of the partnership and the Health Integration Team model.
In this blog post, originally published as the foreword of our 2017-18 annual review, Bristol Health Partners Chair Andrea Young reflects on the ups and downs of our partnership over the last year.
Professor Peter Mathieson, who is now Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, was the first Director of Bristol Health Partners. Here he talks about the early days of the partnership. This blog is part of the Bristol Firsts series.
Lisa King, who has recently taken on the role of Bristol Health Partners Chief Operating Officer, on the challenges and rewards of working in partnership in the complex world of health and care.
Olly Watson, Senior Project Manager at Bristol Health Partners, on the impact of Megan Davies's work with us. Megan has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months....
Megan Davies, who has been working with Bristol Health Partners on an internship for the past three months, reflects on what she's learned during her time in Bristol.
This timeline from April 2017 to March 2018 showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.
David Relph, Bristol Health Partners Director of four years, leaves his role on 24 April 2018. Here are his reflections on his time leading the partnership.
Our Chair Andrea Young gives an update on changes to the leadership of the partnership, and some of the tough decisions our Board has had to wrestle with recently.
Bristol Health Partners took part in two events as part of Digital Bristol Week 2017. The week, which was organised by the BBC Academy, brought together people working in digitally creative industries across a range of sectors.
Healthy City Week returns from 7 to 14 October with a unique programme of events exploring the health and sustainability of our city, creating and deepening conversations around some of the major health and sustainability challenges we face...
Bristol Green Capital Partnership is pleased to announce that Healthy City Week 2017 will take place from 7–14 October, with the support of Bristol Health Partners.
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to network and hear from key speakers from the local health system, at the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 13 June.
The £825k Urban-ID project has launched its website, which highlights the themes and case studies that they will focus on.
Our 2016-17 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 13 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from our 19 HITs.
In this blog post, originally published as the foreword of our 2016-17 annual review, Bristol Health Partners Director David Relph reflects on what the partnership has achieved not just in the last year, but over the last five years since its inception.
In this blog post, originally published as part of our 2016-17 annual review, Bristol Health Partners Chair Andrea Young reflects on the partnership's achievements over the last year, and what the future holds.
Health organisations, local authorities and researchers in the Bristol region are teaming up to explore how data could be used to improve health, care and services.
This timeline from April 2016 to March 2017 showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners, from October's Healthy City Week Bristol, to prioritising our Health Integration Teams' work streams.
The first Bristol Health Partners partnership agreement was signed in April 2012, with a lifespan of five years. It’s been extended for another year while our future direction is mapped out, but it’s a good moment to reflect on what we've achieved so far...
We have been working to confirm the scope and shape of the partnership as we move into the next financial year. With many of our partner organisations experiencing fresh financial constraints in the coming year, this has led to a reduction in our budget.
Health Integration Teams (HITs) have brought £3,988,121 of funding to the region since July 2016. Some of these awards are for research, while others are for service innovation.
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.
Common Purpose ran an ‘exploring leadership immersion experience’ on behalf of Bristol Health Partners on 17 and 18 January, for Health Integration Teams.
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...
At the annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference this year, HITs were challenged to find new ways to collaborate in the specially created Bristol Health Partner-opoly walking game.
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams had their annual opportunity to share progress and network with each other, at the third annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June. The conference was attended by more than 140 people.
The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.
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...
A timeline from April 2015 to March 2016 showcasing some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.
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...
We are looking forward to our third annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 17 June at At-Bristol Science Centre. The event is now fully booked, although we are operating a waiting list.
David Wynick, joint Research Director at North Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trusts and Professor of Molecular Medicine at University of Bristol, has taken on the newly created role of chair of the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.
Bristol Health Partners Director David Relph has blogged for WONKHE, the home of higher education policy makers, on how university leaders must rethink civic engagement.
The Bristol city region, including Bristol Health Partners and the West of England Academic Health Science Network, are highlighted in the University Alliance Building Healthy Cities report, exploring the role universities play in local health ecosystem.
The Bristol Health Partners exhibition at the Engine Shed, 'An apple a day: exploring your health in every day data stories' is entering its final week. The exhibition encourages visitors to answer questions relating to their health.
A new Health Integration Team (HIT), focused on improving care and quality of life for people with eating disorders and enhancing prevention, has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners executive group.
Two new Project Managers, Jan Connett and Oliver Watson, have this week joined the Bristol Health Partners core team. They will be working closely with Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors, and clinical and academic colleagues, to plan and deliver th...
The 2016 Health Integration Team conference is being held in June, and we are looking for your feedback and ideas for this year's event.
The first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards have attracted 191 entries across 15 categories. The awards, run by the Bristol Post with support from Bristol Health Partners, are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health an...
Voting is now open on our strategic programme project ideas. This is your chance to help shape our future work in three important areas: the city region’s future health and care workforce; using data better in health and care; and health and care as a le...
The deadline for nominations in the inaugural Bristol Health and Care Awards has been extended to 29 January. The awards are a unique opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work of the health and care community in Bristol.
More than 30 people with an interest in evaluation came together to develop a shared vision, strategy and action plan for evaluation in the West, at a workshop on 16 December.
This is your chance to help shape our future work in three major programmes: the city region’s future health and care workforce; using data better in health and care; and health and care as a leader in sustainability.
Bristol Health Partners has teamed up with the Bristol Post for the first ever Bristol Health and Care Awards. Nominations are now open in 15 categories, including Health Professional of the Year.
On 17 November, 250 members of the public and 24 speakers came together to explore what makes a city healthy, as part of the health strand of the Festival of the Future City.
A new Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners executive group, led by CLAHRC West's Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer of Bristol Mental Health and Bristol CCG Chair Dr Martin Jones.
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...
Projects on air quality and translating patient materials have been awarded development funds through the Bristol Health Partners Make It weekend on 17 and 18 October.
Bristol Health Partners had a stand and ran a prestigious pop-up university session at this year's NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, which took place in Manchester on 2-3 September.
David Relph, who has been working as Bristol Health Partners’ Director since April 2014, has been appointed to the post on a permanent basis. David has been working in the post on a part time basis, while continuing with his job as Head of Strategy and B...
The Bristol Health Partners website has been relaunched, with a new design, improved functionality and more content about Bristol's health research. The launch follows NIHR CLAHRC West's recent relaunch of their website.
People in Health West of England have developed an infographic showing how they link with their partners and other local organisations.
Our 2014-15 annual review was launched at our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 12 June. The Bristol Health Partners annual review showcases the work of the partnership and includes updates from our HITs and a round-up of the health rese...
People from across Bristol's healthcare and developer communities came together on 23 April for the inaugural Bristol Health Tech Meetup at Engine Shed. The meetup saw more than 100 people, including developers, data experts, clinicians, patients, academ...
Bristol Health Partners' small core team has a new member. Mike Bell joins the team as our new Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Facilitator.
Bristol Health Partners is proud to be sponsoring the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year - Health, Education & Care category at the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Apprenticeship Awards 2015. The awards recognise both businesses that help drive apprentic...
There are many local health partnerships in the UK, each with its own strengths and specialties. As we’re developing our strategy for the next five years, we thought the time was right to explore what makes our partnership different.
Building on the innovation discussion held in September, an innovative Make It weekend, held on 14-16 November, brought together health and care service providers, service users, designers, artists and developers to work on projects to improve health and...
Bristol Health Partners Director David Relph reflects on his first nine months in the role, and looks ahead to what 2015 and beyond holds, outlining his ambitions for the partnership.
A group of scientists and academics from the University of Rochester in New York State visited Bristol on 17-19 November to find out more about the public health work going on in the city.
Commissioners have proposed that the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT) subsumes the Joint Dementia Board, and therefore is now the strategic group overseeing the delivery of the dementia strategy and HIT workstreams in Bristol and South Gloucestersh...
A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at the uptake of, access to and outcomes of psychological therapies has been approved by the Bristol Health Partners executive.
Bristol's first Festival of Health explored the big issues facing the NHS and health, on 10-11 October at the Watershed in Bristol. The event was organised by Bristol Health Partners and the Festival of Ideas.
On 10-11 October, the Festival of Health explored the big issues facing the NHS and health today, including: How does the NHS work? Do we have a caring society? Should we focus more on prevention of illness through better living and creating healthier c...
How can Bristol become a happy and healthy city? This is the question Mayor George Ferguson, Liz Zeidler, Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, and Joint Director of Public Health at Bristol City Council Dr Sohail Bhatti, will explore at a deba...
A new Health Integration Team (HIT) to improve the mental health of parents from conception through to the first year after their child’s birth, has been approved by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.
The first open discussion of the ‘Bristol Health Collaborative’ on 9 September saw 50 health and care professionals, academics and members of the public meet to discuss the challenges the health and care system faces that could be solved by technology or...
The Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) aims to reduce avoidable hospital admissions across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Avoiding unnecessary use of emergency hospital services is one of the biggest cha...
A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.
Bristol Health Partners held its first annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 2 June, which was attended by more than 120 academics, clinicians, commissioners and others from organisations across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Some...
Bristol Health Partners has launched its first ever annual review at its Health Integration Team (HIT) conference on 2 June. The annual review showcases the work of the HITs, as well as research highlights from across Bristol.
Bristol Health Partners has joined with WEAHSN, CLAHRC West and the Clinical Research Network West of England to develop an integrated strategic approach to PPI across the region.
David Relph, University Hospitals Bristol's Head of Strategy and Business Planning, who takes over as Director of Bristol Health Partners in April, looks ahead to working with the partnership.
University of Bristol's Professor Peter Mathieson leaves us at the end of March to become Vice Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. Here he reflects on what he will miss about Bristol.
David Relph, Head of Strategy and Business Planning at University Hospitals Bristol, has been appointed as the new Director of Bristol Health Partners. He will take up the position in April, for a fixed-term of nine months, alongside his current role.
North Bristol NHS Trust Chief Executive Andrea Young has taken over as chair of the Bristol Health Partners board.
Trish Harding has recently joined the team at Bristol Health Partners as our new Evaluation Officer. She joined in August on a one year secondment from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) Bristol Specialist Drug & Alcohol Service...
Bristol Health Partners Director Peter Mathieson reflects on his six years at the helm, as he prepares to leave Bristol for pastures new at the University of Hong Kong.