The Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) brings together clinicians, commissioners, academics, care and support providers and other experts, as well as people who have had strokes and their families and carers. We are committed to preventing strokes and improving the lives of people affected by stroke through working together beyond the limits of individual organisations, in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).
Local stroke prevention, treatment and care services need to be improved and to be more accountable to local patients, carers and the public. 1300 people have strokes in BNSSG each year. They are cared for by more than 20 different services and organisations.
4 February 2021
Starting from 16 February, Bristol After Stroke will be running a course to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives.The course has been created especially for people who feel distressed or anxious following a stroke with the aim to support people who ex...
16 November 2020
A new campaign to support older people with frailty admitted to hospital in an emergency has launched today. Many people worry about the possibility of an emergency hospital admission, and the coronavirus pandemic will be heightening these concerns. The ‚...
29 October 2020
On World Stroke Day (29 October), health experts in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are encouraging people to take steps to lower their risk of having a stroke by following some essential lifestyle tips. A stroke can happen to anyone at...
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, ‚ÄúCOVID-19 Call to Action: What else can we achieve in health and social care?‚ÄĚ, took place b...
8 October 2020
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...
11 June 2020
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...
5 May 2020
Stephen Hill (70) is one of our STROKE Health Integration Team (HIT) Co-Directors and lead for public involvement in research. He is also a public contributor on the Bristol Health Partners executive committee. Stephen is a stroke survivor who defied the...
6 November 2019
The Stroke HIT aphasia group created accessible resources with help from speech therapists and communications staff from Healthier Together.
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
Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) ran an event in April for ‚Äėinformal‚Äô carers who provide substantial, unpaid care and support for family members or friends.
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.
26 April 2019
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.‚Äč...
2 April 2019
Sara Blackmore, Director of Public Health at South Gloucestershire Council, has joined the Stroke Health Integration Team as a Director.
7 December 2018
The Bristol Health Partners Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) held a special launch event on 16 November, bringing together more than 80 people, including those who have experienced stroke, their friends and family, professionals who support them, res...
29 October 2018
As part of the Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) launch on 15 November, we're running a photo exhibition on the themes of ‚ÄėWhat makes me smile‚Äô and ‚ÄėWhat helps my recovery‚Äô.
29 October 2018
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.
12 October 2018
On Wednesday 3 October, Health Integration Teams (HITs) with a focus on healthy, safe environments got together for a networking breakfast at Lifeskills at the CREATE Centre in South Bristol.
25 June 2018
The Stroke Health Integration Team (HIT) has appointed Stephen Hill and Chris Priestman as co-Directors and joint patient and public involvement (PPI) leads‚Äč. Both Stephen and Chris are stroke survivors.
1 May 2018
Dr Phil Clatworthy, Dr Ann Sephton, Professor Mark Pietroni and Emily Dodd give an update on what the Stroke Health Integration Team - our newest HIT - has done so far and their hopes for the year ahead.
17 April 2018
Have you or a loved one experienced stroke? The Stroke Health Integration Team is looking for a Peer Director to join their leadership team.
21 March 2018
Stephen Hill, a patient representative on the Stroke Care Pathway Review, talks about his hopes for the Stroke Health Integration Team.
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.
3 January 2018
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.
17 October 2017
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.