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On 10-11 October, the Festival of Health explored the big issues facing the NHS and health today, including: How does the NHS work? Do we have a caring society? Should we focus more on prevention of illness through better living and creating healthier c...

How can Bristol become a happy and healthy city? This is the question Mayor George Ferguson, Liz Zeidler, Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, and Joint Director of Public Health at Bristol City Council Dr Sohail Bhatti, will explore at a deba...

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) to improve the mental health of parents from conception through to the first year after their child’s birth, has been approved by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) focusing on increasing the uptake and effectiveness of Bristol’s immunisation programme has been given the green light by the Bristol Health Partners Executive Group.

Following feedback from Health Integration Teams (HITs) at the HIT conference, Bristol Health Partners has started a project, working with CLAHRC West, to evaluate the HIT model.

The first open discussion of the ‘Bristol Health Collaborative’ on 9 September saw 50 health and care professionals, academics and members of the public meet to discuss the challenges the health and care system faces that could be solved by technology or...

In September, Severn Pathology hosted an event at Southmead Hospital Bristol which looked at the future of genomics in the NHS. Over the summer the Government announced a project to sequence 100,000 genes by 2017 – particularly mapping rare diseases and...

An autumn Season of Health will run in Bristol from September to November 2014, offering a varied and exciting programme of events that explore health both in Bristol and nationally.

Focus on ITHAcA HIT

The Avoiding Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT) aims to reduce avoidable hospital admissions across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Avoiding unnecessary use of emergency hospital services is one of the biggest cha...

NIHR CLAHRC West's new report on the West of England population's health and wellbeing looks at the priorities of the health organisations in the region.

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