We are an Academic Health Science Centre. Our mission is to generate significant health gain and improvements in service delivery in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire region by integrating, promoting and developing the region's strengths in health services, research, innovation and education.

Highlights from the Annual Review

Our 2020-21 highlights

Highlights of what Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) have achieved in 2020-21.

Our COVID-19 response

Some of the contributions Bristol Health Partners HITs and staff have made to the COVID-19 response in the last 12 months.

HIT research funding

Our HITs have secured over £2.4 million in research and service funding in 2020-21. Find out more about some of the projects.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

How we are working with people in the region to increase equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our Health Integration Teams

Health Integration Teams (HITs) are cross-organisational, inter-disciplinary groups of health professionals, academics, patients and the public that look at particular health issues or conditions. These pioneering teams are started by passionate experts in their field, and accredited by our Executive. Here our HIT Directors give an update on what they’ve achieved this year. Read a summary of the research and service funding success of our HITs in 2020-21.

InPsyTe HIT looks back at 2020-21

InPsyTe HIT looks back at 2020-21

20 July 2021

Co-directors Rick Cooper and Professor David Kessler, and co-ordinator Cheng Lui, share an update from the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe) HIT in 2020-21. Recommissioning and redesign of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (...

APPHLE HIT's achievements of 2020-21

APPHLE HIT's achievements of 2020-21

20 July 2021

Directors of the Active People Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy (APPHLE) HIT Karen Lloyd and Professor Charlie Foster provide an update on the HIT’s work in 2020/21. Last year APPHLE HIT partnered with Active Ageing Bristol/Age UK Bristol and Bristol...

Dementia HIT achievements 2020-21

Dementia HIT achievements 2020-21

20 July 2021

Outgoing Directors Dr Hilary Archer and Dr Maria-Paloma Sequeiros, and coordinator Dr Julie Clayton, provide an update on the 2020-21 activities of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT). Dementia HIT members rose to the challenge of COVID19 during 2...

Highlights from the BABCON HIT 2020-21

Highlights from the BABCON HIT 2020-21

20 July 2021

Leadership team Dr Nikki Cotterill, Professor Marcus Drake, Kathryn McCarthy and Professor Paul Abrams look back on what BABCON HIT achieved in 2020-21. Due to the pandemic, all services migrated to digital provision in Spring 2020 and a significant le...

Eating Disorders HIT achievements in 2020-21

Eating Disorders HIT achievements in 2020-21

14 July 2021

Directors Dr Helen Malson and Dr Sanni Norweg reflect on the work achieved by Eating Disorders HIT over the past year.This year has been a challenging time due to Covid-19, but we have adapted to new ways of working together and engaging with our collabor...

Kidney Disease HIT's 2020-21 update

Kidney Disease HIT's 2020-21 update

20 July 2021

Dominic Taylor, Director of the Kidney Disease HIT, shares an update on the team’s achievements in the past year. One in 10 people in the UK have significantly reduced kidney function (Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD). These people have an increased ris...

2020-21 highlights from Stroke HIT

2020-21 highlights from Stroke HIT

20 July 2021

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). Over the past year continued effort from Stroke HIT directors, public contribut...

2020-21 reflections from Adversity and Trauma HIT

2020-21 reflections from Adversity and Trauma HIT

20 July 2021

Directors Ann James, Professor John Macleod and Dr Jo Williams look back on what the HIT achieved in 2020-21. The Adverse Childhood Experiences HIT is now known as the Adversity and Trauma HIT. This new name better reflects the approach of the group, and...

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT update 2020-21

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT update 2020-21

20 July 2021

Co-directors Emma Dures and Sanchit Mehendale recap Bristol Bones and Joints HIT highlights from 2020 -21. This year, we have created new self-management support resources that patients can access via the rheumatology pages of the North Bristol NHS Tru...

Bristol Immunisation Group (BIG) HIT 2020-21 update

Bristol Immunisation Group (BIG) HIT 2020-21 update

20 July 2021

Professor Adam Finn, Dr Marion Roderick and Dr Julie Yates, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group (BIG) HIT, share an update on the team’s achievements in the last year. Over the past year BIG HIT members have been extensively involved in the wor...

Sexual Health (SHIP) HIT 2020-21 highlights

Sexual Health (SHIP) HIT 2020-21 highlights

20 July 2021

Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch, Directors of Sexual Health Improvement (SHIP) HIT, reflect on the team’s achievements from last year. The past year has not been without its challenges, but it has also presented...

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT 2020-21 update

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT 2020-21 update

20 July 2021

Co-directors Dr Jonathan Evans and Ruth Jackson reflect on IMPROVE HIT's achievements in 2020-21Over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMPROVE HIT has played a key role in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders in the perinatal menta...

MOVE HIT looks back on 2020-21

MOVE HIT looks back on 2020-21

20 July 2021

Directors Dr Alan Whone and Lucy Mooney of the Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT) look back at the team’s achievements in 2020-21. The MOVE HIT works to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and...

Psychosis HIT highlights for 2020-21

Psychosis HIT highlights for 2020-21

20 July 2021

Psychosis HIT Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, Dr Martin Jones and James Robinson look back on the team’s activities from the past year. Although the Psychosis HIT has been officially ‘on pause’ over the last year, important work relat...

SHINE HIT achievements in 2020-21

SHINE HIT achievements in 2020-21

20 July 2021

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Adrian Davis and Sally Hogg reflect on the achievements of the Supporting Healthy and Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT in 2020-21.SHINE co-lead, Suzanne Audrey, secured funding from the National institute for Health Research...

Drug and Alcohol HIT looks back at 2020-21

Drug and Alcohol HIT looks back at 2020-21

20 July 2021

Our Drug and Alcohol HIT co-directors Leonie Roberts, Kyla Thomas, Tim Williams and Jo Kesten look back at 2020-21Drug and alcohol services adapted and evolved in response to COVID-19. Bristol Drugs Project’s (BDP) impact report summarises how they supp...

Eating Disorders HIT achievements 2020-21

Eating Disorders HIT achievements 2020-21

20 July 2021

Directors Dr Helen Malson and Dr Sanni Norweg reflect on the work achieved by the...

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT 2020-21 review

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT 2020-21 review

20 July 2021

Drs Lucy Biddle, Becky Mars and Sandra Walker, Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) HIT co-directors, reflect on 2020-21. The COVID-19 pandemic meant some planned STITCH HIT projects were delayed, but new opportunities also arose. The team is analysing...

Chronic Pain HIT achievements 2020-21

Chronic Pain HIT achievements 2020-21

20 July 2021

Professor Candy McCabe, Dr Alison Llewellyn and Charlotte Spence reflect on the achievements of the Chronic Pain HIT over the last year. Even though the pandemic made it difficult to proceed with some of our plans and it required us to be more flexible,...

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