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A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they’ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. Coeliac disease is when a person’s immune res...

Changes Bristol is launching a mental health peer support group for women of colour, to provide a safe space to connect, share and feel empowered by a supportive community. Anyone over 18 who identifies as part of this community is welcome to attend. Chan...

The pandemic continues to be extremely challenging for people living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.Southern Brooks, along with several local partner organisations, have organised support groups for people with dementia and their carer...

New research suggests testing people’s memory over four weeks could identify who is at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease before it has developed. Importantly, the trial found testing people’s ability to retain memories for longer time p...

Members of our Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) have published a protocol in BMJ Open for a study on how new technologies could be used to better monitor the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.This work has been a close collaboration wit...

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, it is important for people to be mindful and take care of their mental health during what can be for some, a stressful and anxious time. The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (ED HIT) has created a cale...

Bristol Somali Youth Voice and the Bristol Somali Forum have produced a report looking at the impact of COVID-19 on Bristol's Somali community. The report includes case studies and survey results which reveal how the pandemic has made the challenges and i...

Purespring Therapeutics will become one of the first kidney gene therapy companies The University of Bristol has secured a £45million deal to advance its groundbreaking gene therapy technology for chronic kidney diseases. The commitment, made by healthc...

The Chronic Pain Health Integration Team (HIT) conducted a survey of chronic pain service providers across Bristol and Bath during the summer months to see how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them. The majority of services moved to online and...

COVID-19 has dealt a huge blow to research in many areas, including dementia, with many laboratories and research centres having to close their doors for months in order to stop the spread of the virus. Some facilities have reopened, with extra infection...

A survey done of 19 dementia services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has revealed the difficulties they have faced between May – July 2020. Issues around patient and carer safety were a key challenge for many care ho...

The Bristol Brain Centre, based at Southmead Hospital, is inviting people from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are affected by REM sleep behaviour disorder to join a new patient and public involvement (PPI) group that is helping to s...

The 2020 Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Team Conference took place as a virtual event over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 2020). More information on the speakers and sessions can be found here.Presentations from the event an...

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders (MOVE) Health Integration Team (HIT) brought together over 100 clinicians from across the South West to learn more about the complex therapies available to support patients. North...

Researchers at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West have found that a new pilot service in South Gloucestershire is helping patients with chronic pain reduce their use o...

Two of our HITS - Integrated Pain Management and Bristol Bones and Joints - have been working together to redesign how we plan and deliver chronic pain services, as part of Healthier Together’s wider reconfiguration of musculoskeletal services. The co...

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Associate Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2018-19 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).​...

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) ran an event in April for ‘informal’ carers who provide substantial, unpaid care and support for family members or friends.

Dr Phil Clatworthy, Sara Blackmore, Chris Priestman, Stephen Hill, Dr Phil Simons and Emily Dodd give an update on what the Stroke Health Integration Team got up to in 2018-19.​...

Dr Maria-Paloma Sequeiros Camarinha and Dr Hilary Archer Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2018-19.

Dr Fergus Caskey gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year.​...

Dr Alan Whone and Lucy Mooney, Director and Deputy-Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), give an update on the HIT's progress in 2018-19.

Professor David Wynick and Lisa Buckle give an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) in 2018-19.

North Bristol Trust has taken part in a pioneering trial programme by offering patients with Parkinson’s an experimental treatment directly to the brain to see if it is possible to restore the cells damaged by the disease.

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals.

Every year, 1,300 people in the Bristol area have a stroke, and half of those people will have a lasting disability. World Stroke Day is on 29 October 2018, so the Stroke HIT is marking the day with the stories of local people with experience of stroke.

Since closing in April 2017, members of the Respiratory Infections HIT have continued to do work that seeks to provide advice and support for parents and patients, and to reduce antibiotic use in the treatment of respiratory infections.

Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after hip replacement.

In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions in primary care, researchers found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but not quality of life.

The Movement Disorders Health Integration Team ran the country’s first Duodopa support group meeting this month.

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, outgoing Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2017-18.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Associate Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2017-18 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2017-18.​...

Dr Udaya Udayaraj and Dr Fergus Caskey give an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year.

Professor David Wynick and Lisa Buckle give an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) in 2017-18.

Stephen Hill, a patient representative on the Stroke Care Pathway Review, talks about his hopes for the Stroke Health Integration Team.

The widely adopted practice of issuing 28-day rather than longer duration prescriptions for people with long-term conditions lacks a robust evidence base and should be reconsidered, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practic...

As part of a research project exploring breathing and breathlessness, a new singing group has been set up in Bristol for anyone who is living with a lung condition and their families and carers.

Dr Phil Clatworthy, director of the Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) and stroke survivor Chris Priestman were guests on Dr Phil Hammond's BBC Bristol show on 30 December.

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care have developed an eczema written action plan (the eWAP) to help parents manage their child’s eczema at home. The plan, completed by parents with their GP, will help parents...

Eye injection drugs recommended by NICE cost the NHS up to £447 million annually, but could be replaced by an unlicensed drug, bevacizumab, costing as much as ten times less.

Kidney failure is associated with lower quality of life in young people and limited employment, independence, and relationships compared with healthy peers.

Developed in maternity units across the West of England, the ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of an ambitious £3.5 million improvement programme.

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) focused on stroke has been given the go-ahead by the Bristol Health Partners executive group. Stroke HIT aims to advance and improve the prevention of strokes and care for stroke patients.

Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) can reduce the number of children who develop epilepsy later in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Epilepsia.

The first trial of The Lightning Process® has published its results. It looked at the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was compared to specialist medical care alone in children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome.

Bristol researcher Dr Emma Vincent, whose own family has been affected by diabetes, has been awarded £587,237 from Diabetes UK to find out why people with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop some cancers.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2016-17 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints HIT which focuses on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and inflammatory rheumatological disorders.

Researchers studying the root cause of cystic fibrosis have made a major advance in our understanding of silent gene changes with implications for the complexity of cystic fibrosis. The findings were published on 16 May in PLoS Biology.

Life expectancy of 20-year-olds starting treatment for HIV has increased by around a decade in the EU and North America since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, according to a study published in The Lancet HIV.

Dr Udaya Udayaraj gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year. The CKD HIT aims to improve patient outcomes and care pathways for patients with kidney disease.

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2016-17.

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 review of studies examining perceived life expectancy among people with long term health conditions has found patients may overestimate their life expectancy.

Over 700 children and young people are to take part in the largest clinical trial ever undertaken in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which affects up to two per cent of young people, most of whom do not have access to treatment.

Hospital admission rates are 55 per cent higher in some areas than in others because of a greater prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, alcoholism, dementia and socioeconomic deprivation.

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Afferent Pharmaceuticals have identified a potential new way of treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, by targeting aberrant nerve signals in the carotid bodies, which sit on the common carotid arterie...

Scientists have taken another step towards understanding the causes of parkinsonism by identifying what’s happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.

Gemma Self writes about how health care is funded - and how a future of health service providers being paid to keep people well might look. Gemma is Director at Reimagine Health, a small consultancy focused on redesigning incentives in healthcare to focu...

Dr Udaya Udayaraj gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team over the last year.

Professor David Wynick gives an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team during 2015-16.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2014-15 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2015-16.

A student entrepreneur whose grandfather was debilitated by Parkinson’s disease has created a mobility aid to improve the lives of other patients with the condition.

The Retinal Outreach, Integration and Research Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) which started in December 2012, has achieved the objectives it set out at its inception.

More people are now able to access eye treatment closer to home, with the launch of a new specialist service based outside the Morrisons supermarket in Cribbs Causeway. The Mobile Retinal Treatment Unit gives patients from north Bristol with certain ey...

The Public Health and Wellbeing Division in South Gloucestershire Council is running a pilot project aimed at supporting people aged up to 75-years-old, at high risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Patients in the West of England will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced on Friday 22 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Scientists in Bristol have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s.

The new Bristol Brain Centre at Southmead Hospital brings together North Bristol Trust's considerable expertise in neurological disorders under one roof, designed with the patient at its heart.

More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which commonly causes ‘cold sores’ and can also cause genital herpes, according to new research by the University of Bristol and WHO.

Singing in a choir can improve the feelings of social isolation and low mood experienced by stroke survivors with aphasia (communication difficulties) according to new research from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University o...

Bristol Robotics Laboratory's new Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living (ARPAL) facility enables robotics researchers, elderly people with assistive needs and those supporting them, to work together to devise and test new robotic solutions in a ho...

Cardiovascular science in Bristol comprises more than 230 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Bristol and NHS trusts, working to translate basic scientific research into novel clinical practice, improving patient outcome and care.

The aim of Kitchen on Prescription is to create a 'socially prescribed' healthcare intervention that enables healthcare professionals to refer people with a long term condition to a motivational healthy eating cooking course.

Dr Udaya Udayaraj, Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on their work in 2014-15.

Professor Andrew Dick and Dr Clare Bailey, Directors of the Retinal Conditions Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) give an update on the HIT's work in 2014-15.

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2014-15.

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2014-15 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

Dr Elizabeth Coulthard, Director of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

Professor David Wynick, Director of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.

A new website will help bridge the communication gap between healthcare professionals and patients diagnosed with mild chronic kidney disease (CKD) after research revealed a disparity between what GPs explain and what patients understand about the condit...

The development of new drugs to treat the most common cause of cystic fibrosis, a genetic defect (or mutation) carried by around 90 per cent of people living with the disease in the UK, will be helped by the creation of a new virtual Strategic Research C...

A Multiple Sclerosis physiotherapy programme, a partnership between North Bristol NHS Trust and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, could be rolled out across Europe after achieving ground-breaking results.

Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett reflect on the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team's (HIT) work in 2013-14.

Professor Andrew Dick looks back over 2013-14 at the work of the Retinal Outreach, Integration and Research Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT).

Dr Alan Whone reflects on the achievements of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (HIT) during 2013-14.

The Retinal Outreach, Integration and Research Health Integration Team (RENOIR HIT) builds on Bristol Eye Hospital’s existing regional, national and international strengths.

Scientists at the University of Bristol, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic are a step closer to understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease, identifying what’s happening at a cellular level to potentially hel...

A nationwide £1.78 million study to improve the quality of life for patients suffering with multiple long-term health conditions began on 3 March. The study is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and Dundee.

The number of people using insulin to treat diabetes trebled between 1991 and 2010, researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Cardiff have found. In a study published in the Journal of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, a team reviewed Clinical P...

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group. Led by North Bristol NHS Trust, the team director is Dr Fergus Caskey, Consultant Nephrologist at S...

Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Mental Health Trust have welcomed a report that has shown that Bristol has ‘gone green’ for its work on dementia care.

The Dementia Health Integration Team is running an attitudes to dementia survey throughout October. The online questionnaire is open to everyone.

The Bristol Later Life Service will be one of the first teams in Bristol to be awarded with a Purple Angel as a result of its work to help make Bristol a dementia friendly city.

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