Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (ASHC) connects, promotes and develops the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education. At a time of continued pressure and opportunities for health and care, our annual Health Integration Team (HIT) conference will bring partners together to reflect on successes and build momentum for our shared mission.
Join Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre on Tuesday 12 October to:
- hear about the progress we are making together on tackling health inequalities, improving mental wellbeing, and supporting the health of children and young people
- learn about the work of our Health Integration Teams and how to get involved
- meet others with an interest in improving health and care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Please register for the 12 October session using the 'Book now' button below.
We are also hosting a closed session on 21 October for HIT members and Bristol Health Partners Executive Group members only. Details of how to register for this session have been sent to you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received this information.
Programme: 12 October, 1-3 pm
1 pm: Welcome to the Conference
- Professor David Wynick (Session Chair), Bristol Health Partners AHSC Director, Director of Research University of Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust & North Bristol NHS Trust
1.10 pm: AHSC overview
- Robert Woolley, Bristol Health Partners AHSC Chair, Chief Executive University of Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust
1.20 pm: Inequalities in focus
- Addressing health inequalities in our region: Adwoa Webber, Head of Clinical Effectiveness, Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
- HIT case study – addressing the links between stroke and sickle cell: Evelyn Schiller, PPI Representative Stroke HIT
- HIT case study – helping to improve HIV and sexual health services for people of African and Caribbean heritage in Bristol: Aisha-Monic Namurach, Bristol Project Co-ordinator, Common Ambition
1.50 pm: Virtual tea/coffee break
2 pm: Mental health in focus
- Introduction: Dr Julian Walker, Director of Research & Development, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
- Updates from three mental health HITs
- Q&A with mental health HIT public contributors
2.30 pm: Children and young people in focus
- Adversity and trauma in our region: Ann James, Director of Children, Families and Safer Communities, Bristol City Council
2.50 pm: Close and how to stay involved