The Chronic Pain Health Integration Team (Chronic Pain HIT) brings together clinicians, academics, patients and carers to focus on improving the lives of those with chronic pain.
The Chronic Pain HIT was previously known as the Integrated Pain Management (IPM) HIT.
20 August 2021
Chronic pain is a major global public health challenge that causes significant disability. A new research consortium and national chronic pain data hub could improve outcomes for the many people living with painful and debilitating conditions, such as fib...
30 July 2021
The Chronic Pain Health Integration Team (HIT) organised a Research Webinar in July 2021. Watch the presentations...
29 July 2021
The Chronic Pain Health Integration Team (HIT) is pleased to share a peer-reviewed article and resources from NIHR ARC West and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) aimed at facilitating ongoing peer support for people who attend pain management programmes.A new...
20 July 2021
Professor Candy McCabe, Dr Alison Llewellyn and Charlotte Spence reflect on the achievements of the Chronic Pain HIT over the last year. Even though the pandemic made it difficult to proceed with some of our plans and it required us to be more flexible,...
23 February 2021
Chronic Pain HIT Director Professor Candy McCabe spoke at the University of Bristol Neuroscience Webinar in February 2021 on how the HIT is helping people with chronic pain access the support they need. Watch the webinar...
18 November 2020
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...
10 April 2020
Update on the work of the Chronic Pain (formerly known as the Integrated Pain Management) Health Integration Team in 2019-2020 from Professor Candy McCabe, Dr Ali Llewellyn, and Lindsay Davies, April 2020. The past year has seen a review of the strategic...
20 January 2020
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...
6 November 2019
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...
5 June 2019
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £2.9 million in research funding to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire during 2018-19, for nearly 40 different projects.
2 April 2019
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.
24 September 2018
Bristol Health Integration Teams (HITs) have secured £1,438,000 of funding in the first quarter of 2018/19. This impressive contribution to the local health and care system is the result of efforts from a range of HITs.
15 June 2018
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £4.7 million in funding to the local health system in 2017-18.
13 April 2018
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.
7 February 2018
Five Health Integration Teams (HITs) presented their work aimed at keeping people out of hospital at a special lunchtime seminar on 5 February, to commissioners, project managers, researchers and people from the voluntary sector.
12 July 2017
The PROactive research collaboration has been awarded funding for two large-scale studies, contributing to a total of more than £1 million in research grants that they have received during 2016-17.
8 May 2017
Professor David Wynick gives an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team in 2016-17. The team focuses on improvements in performance, productivity and efficiency within local and regional chronic pain services.
31 October 2016
Members of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) have published a paper looking at 'sensorimotor dysfunction' after limb fracture. Sensorimotor dysfunction is when people feel sensations or movements in a limb that aren't actua...
18 August 2016
PROactive is a new collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH). It brings together academics and clinicians from a range of different research groups...
11 July 2016
Six projects relating to the work of Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) are being taken forward by NIHR CLAHRC West from their 2016 project call.
1 July 2016
The results of NIHR CLAHRC West's preliminary evaluation of the ‘Health Integration Team’ model have been published in BMC Health Services Research.
27 June 2016
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...
31 May 2016
Professor David Wynick gives an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team during 2015-16.
5 May 2015
Professor David Wynick, Director of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (HIT), gives an update on the HIT's activities in 2014-15.
19 January 2015
University of the West of England Professor Candy McCabe, has been appointed to the newly created Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research, a post created in collaboration with the FNF and the Royal National Hospi...
1 May 2014
A new Health Integration Team (HIT) looking at the management of chronic pain has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.