The mission of the Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) HIT is to transform services to improve sexual health for the people of Bristol and the South West.
Our priorities are: increasing uptake of HIV testing; improving STI testing and responding to antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections; increasing patient and public involvement in sexual health and ending stigma; ending domestic violence; reducing health inequalities; implementing informatics and digital transformation; developing a national network for sexual health improvement.
8 December 2021
As part of a programme to mark World AIDS Day, sexual health charity Brigstowe hosted a special event on 27 November showcasing three linked areas of work supported by Bristol Health Partners’ Sexual Health Improvement (SHIP) HIT. Attendees gathered...
12 November 2021
Bristol Health Partners’ Sexual Health Improvement Health Integration team (SHIP HIT) is supporting Brigstowe in a programme of events to mark World AIDS Day, 1 December 2021. The programme starts with the annual flag raising event outside City Hall...
14 October 2021
Bristol Health Partners held its annual Conference on Tuesday 12 October 2021. Like last year, the event was held online due to the ongoing pandemic, with more than 110 academics, clinicians, commissioners and others from organisations across Bristol, Sou...
23 September 2021
Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) has joined forces with Bristol’s hospital charities on an innovative programme of support to benefit thousands in the community. Above & Beyond, Southmead Hospital Charity and...
29 July 2021
The Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) Health Integration Team would like to welcome Professor Jeremy Horwood to its Directors’ team. Jeremy replaces Dr Katy Turner, who left the University of Bristol in June 2021. After several years as a SH...
20 July 2021
Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch, Directors of Sexual Health Improvement (SHIP) HIT, reflect on the team’s achievements from last year. The past year has not been without its challenges, but it has also presented...
17 June 2021
Six people from Bristol’s Black African and Caribbean heritage communities have now been recruited to drive forward the Common Ambition Bristol project, which aims to reverse HIV health inequalities experienced by those communities living locally. By r...
11 May 2021
The Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) HIT met virtually on 27 April 2021 to discuss how sexual and reproductive health data can be used more effectively. The workshop, chaired by HIT co-director Katy Turner, aimed to understand how sexual and re...
15 February 2021
IRIS ADViSE (Assessing for Domestic Violence and Abuse in Sexual Health Environments) is an initiative that supports sexual health staff to identify and respond to patients affected by domestic violence and abuse (DVA), helping to refer them on to special...
4 February 2021
Common Ambition Bristol is a major new project with people of African and Caribbean heritage working in partnership with health care professionals, African Voices Forum, other charitable organisations and academics to increase HIV testing and awareness an...
11 January 2021
A major new project is inviting people to its virtual launch event, to find out more about how it will be working with people of African and Caribbean heritage to tackle HIV infections and stigma in these communities in Bristol and the surrounding area.Co...
16 December 2020
Nurse-led telephone management of patients with chlamydia and gonorrhoea could provide a better service for patients and reduce GP workloads, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol and NIHR ARC West published in BMC Family Practi...
28 October 2020
A major three-year-project is to launch in Bristol to work with people of African and Caribbean heritage to increase HIV testing and awareness and reduce the stigma of the virus. The project has been awarded a £483,697 Common Ambition Grant from The Hea...
20 October 2020
Bristol Health Partners held its annual Health Integration Team (HIT) Conference as an entirely virtual event this year because of the pandemic. The event, “COVID-19 Call to Action: What else can we achieve in health and social care?”, took place b...
15 October 2020
The latest newsletter from our Sexual Health Improvement Health Integration Team (SHIP HIT) covers updates and achievements from the team over the first half of the year. Highlights include:HIT funding renewalSHIP HIT's work with Fast Track CitiesCommon A...
13 May 2020
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...
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.
13 May 2019
Health Integration Teams (HITs) are set to benefit from £176k of investment from Bristol Health Partners in 2019-20. HITs requested funding from the partnership for a wide variety of projects, with the majority receiving funding.
7 May 2019
Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team during 2018-19.
17 February 2019
Health and social care commissioners came together at City Hall for a special seminar to hear about the work of Health Integration Teams, attended by over 60 people.
28 November 2018
The Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) Health Integration Team (HIT) has submitted written evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into sexual health.
5 October 2018
On Friday 21 September, the Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) Health Integration Team (HIT) and BASHH (British Association of Sexual Health and HIV) hosted an open event focused on antimicrobial resistance in sexual health.
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.
9 May 2018
Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner and Thara Raj look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team during 2017-18.
11 May 2017
Professor John Macleod and Thara Raj look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients (SHIPP) HIT during 2016-17. SHIPP works to promote evidence based sexual health improvement.
13 July 2016
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.
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 John Macleod looks back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team during 2015-16.
26 May 2015
Professor John Macleod, Director of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team (SHIPP HIT), gives an update on their work in 2014-15.
27 August 2014
Professor John Macleod looks back at the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team (SHIPP HIT) during 2013-14.
25 November 2013
The Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative (APCRC) seminar on Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) on 19 November proved very popular, with more people than were registered turning up on the day.