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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 â...

A survey done of 19 dementia services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire has revealed the difficulties they have faced between May – July 2020. Issues around patient and carer safety were a key challenge for many care ho...

Researchers from NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol have contributed to the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) ‘Eight Investments That Work for Physical Activity‘, released today. The #8Investments is a concise roa...

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, the Bristol Ageing Better programme has secured an extension to continue working across the city to make Bristol a more inclusive place for older people. The success of the programme is down to the dedicated...

Researchers at University of Bristol are looking to speak to men and women who are close to retirement age, or who have recently retired, who do not currently do a lot of walking, to understand what would make it easier for them to walk more often. They a...

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...

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...

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to highlight and share sources of support and advice for people who have eating disorders, eating issues and other health conditions. Led by our PPI leads, the EDHIT team has produ...

A study looking at how children's immune systems respond to COVID-19, and to vaccines for other infectious diseases, is asking children under the age of 20 who live in the Bristol area to consider taking part. The research project is being run by the Bri...

The Bristol Brain Centre, based at Southmead Hospital, is inviting people from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are affected by REM sleep behaviour disorder to join a new patient and public involvement (PPI) group that is helping to s...

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