Chronic Pain HIT achievements

Strategy Development

In January 2019 we held a workshop to develop our Chronic Pain Strategy 2020-2023. This process of strategy development was designed to be informed from the ‘grass roots’, and thereby reflective of the needs of the community served by the HIT and its key stakeholders. The workshop was attended by 46 people who represented health and social care services and commissioning relevant to chronic pain across the Bristol and Bath region; and by 15 people with a wide range of chronic pain condition, and by their carers.

Organisations represented were:

  • Bristol, North Somerset South Gloucestershire CCG
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fishponds Family Practice
  • University of Bristol
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dorothy House Hospice
  • University of Bath
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Hartwood Healthcare
  • VITA Minds
  • North Somerset Community Partnership
  • Virgin Care
  • Addaction
  • Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE)
  • Wellspring Healthy Living Centre
  • Royds Withy King Solicitors
  • Bristol Fibromyalgia ME/CFS Support Group



Here are some of the highlights of what the Chronic Pain Health Integration Team has achieved so far.

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...

Dr Phil Clatworthy, Sara Blackmore, Dr Phil Simons, Chris Priestman and Stephen Hill reflect on the 2019-20 achievements of the Stroke Health Integration Team (Stroke HIT). In the last year, the stroke care pathway, which we have been heavily involved in...

Professor Adrian Davis, Dr Suzanne Audrey and Sally Hogg, Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT), look back on the HIT’s achievements over the past 12 months. Over the past 12 months...

Directors Dr Alan Whone and Lucy Mooney of the Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) look back at the team’s achievements in 2019-20. The MOVE HIT works to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and...

Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), Dr David Kessler and Rick Cooper reflect on the HIT’s achievements over the past year. The local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service i...

Kidney Disease (formerly known as Chronic Kidney Disease) Health Integration Team Director Dr Dominic Taylor, consultant nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust reviews the HIT’s achievements from the last 12 months. Around one in 10 people in the UK hav...

Sexual Health Improvement Health Integration Team (SHIP HIT) Directors Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch look back over the team’s achievements over the last year. Looking back over 2019-2020, it has certainly been...

Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team (IMPROVE HIT) Directors Dr Jonathan Evans and Ruth Jackson reflect on the team’s achievements in the last year. In the past 12 months, we have focused on completing the evaluation of the current...

Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) Directors Drs Becky Mars, Lucy Biddle and Sandra Walker reflect on the team’s achievements in 2019-20. The HIT welcomed two new directors, Dr Becky Mars (University of Bristol) and Dr Sand...

Professor Sarah Purdy and Dr Peter Goyder, Directors of the Integration to Avoid Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT), give an update on the HIT's activities in 2019-20. Over the year we have continued to focus on developing our u...

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