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A cohort study conducted in Bristol has reported that selective lumbar nerve root block, an injection targeting one specific spinal nerve, offered good, long lasting pain relief to many patients.

CIPIC conference round-up

More than 50 people gathered to hear how the Child Injury Prevention and Injury Care (CIPIC) Health Integration Team are working in Bristol to help prevent children's injuries, and to improve outcomes for those children and families affected by injury.

The General Practitioners Committee (GPC) of the British Medical Association is undertaking an investigation into prescribing, following the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) called for medicines that are lethal in overdose...

On Tuesday 11 November at 3pm, Healthwatch Bristol launched its first radio show on BCFM - frequency 93.2FM. Listen online to hear an interview with the hospital trusts about Healthwatch's recent work with them.

Stephen Hewitt, who was closely involved with our Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT) has died, aged 56. He worked jointly across the public health and planning departments of Bristol city council,...

SHINE HIT director Adrian Davis has assessed the economic value of walking and cycling interventions in the UK. This work was commissioned by the Department for Transport.

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute (EBI), hosted by the University of Bristol, has been given a £3 million boost thanks to new funding awarded by the Wellcome Trust.

A group of researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford, Edinburgh and Exeter have received funding to investigate whether there are alternatives to face-to-face consultations that will not only reduce GP workload but also benefit patients.

On 6 November the Bristol Network for Early Years Health and Wellbeing HIT officially launches with an exhibition of children's art exploring health.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network is developing a new resource that will support healthcare professionals across the West to develop quality improvement (QI) skills and ensure that best-practice is implemented across the region; improvi...

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