Suggested text for inclusion in funding bids - for all other applicants


We have developed the following suggested text for applicants from the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors to include in grant submissions if they wish to include information about Bristol Health Partners AHSC.

For any questions or further information, please contact the team on hello@bristolhealthpartners.org.uk.


Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) brings together the city region's universities, major health and care providers and commissioners, covering the 1.1M population in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area. One of only 8 AHSCs in England, designated by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS England and NHS Improvement, this internationally recognised designation acknowledges and unites our region’s excellence in healthcare provision, research and innovation, education and training to deliver healthier lives, through improved prevention of illness and disease and better integration of health and care services. The AHSC provides local researchers with effective and enduring networks through Health Integration Teams (comprising health professionals, researchers, commissioners, voluntary organisations & service users) which are focused on co-designing research projects and implementing findings to optimally deliver prevention and delivery of evidence-informed care. The AHSC also connects our region’s National Institute for Health Research infrastructure to support co-ordinated working on our area’s research priorities.

Metrics - select the most appropriate from the list below, based on the focus of your funding application.

General

  • Our AHSC aggregated Research Capability Funding (RCF, a measure of total NIHR grant income) in 2018/19 was the fourth highest across all AHSCs in England and is consistent with our current total awarded NIHR grants of >£135M;
  • UoB is the only English institution to be a member of all three NIHR Research Schools (Primary Care, Public Health and Social Care) and is one of the top 8 MRC-funded UK universities;
  • In REF 2014, 50% of UoB Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care research rated 4* and 86% as 3 or 4*. 100% of research impact and the research environment rated 4*;
  • 15 NIHR Senior Investigators, 15 Wellcome Trust Investigators and 21 FMedSci.

Primary care

  • 97% of BNSSG GP practices rated Outstanding or Good by CQC;
  • BNSSG has for the last 6 years the highest RCF allocation of any English CCG

Public Health

  • Shanghai GRAS Ranking for UoB Public Health (2019): 2nd in the UK, 3rd in Europe and 8th globally;
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust is one of only 3 acute trusts in England to achieve successive CQC Outstanding rating (2017 and 2019). North Bristol Trust is rated as Good with Outstanding for care (2019);
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust scored the highest of all acute trusts for overall hospital experience in the national inpatient survey (2018);

Secondary care

  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust is one of only 3 acute trusts in England to achieve successive CQC Outstanding rating (2017 and 2019). North Bristol Trust is rated as Good with Outstanding for care (2019);
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust scored the highest of all acute trusts for overall hospital experience in the national inpatient survey (2018)


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