Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city region's health institutions, local government and universities. Our 2017-18 annual review highlights the milestones and achievements of this strategic partnership, which works to improve the health of people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, and the services on which they rely.

Highlights for 2017-18

Timeline: milestones in 2017-18

Explore the timeline from April 2017 to March 2018, which showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

HIT funding achievements

Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams (HITs) have attracted nearly £4.7 million in funding to the local health system in 2017-18.

Research and partner highlights

From reporting the findings of the largest ever prostate cancer trial to causing a media stir with a review of research on the effects of low alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Bristol-based research has made a big impression again this year.

Healthy City Week Bristol 2017

Creating a Bristol that works for people of all ages and abilities was at the core of Health Integration Team (HIT) events during Healthy City Week this year.

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. We now have 19, with six others in the pipeline. Our HIT Directors give an update on what they’ve achieved this year.

Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT successes in 2017-18

Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT successes in 2017-18

9 May 2018

Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner and Thara Raj look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team during 2017-18.

2017-18 highlights from the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE)

2017-18 highlights from the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE)

21 May 2018

Dr Patricia Lucas and Dr Jo Williams, Directors of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE), look back on the team's highlights for 2017-18.

Highlights from the Psychosis Health Integration Team

Highlights from the Psychosis Health Integration Team

24 April 2018

Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, James Robinson and Martha Sneyd give an update on the team's activities in 2017-18.

Child Injury Health Integration Team highlights in 2017-2018

Child Injury Health Integration Team highlights in 2017-2018

25 April 2018

Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT) gives an update of the HIT's activities in 2017-18.

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2017-18

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2017-18

1 May 2018

Co-Director of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT (SHINE), Dr Adrian Davis, reflects on progress over the past 12 months.

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT looks back at 2017-18

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT looks back at 2017-18

9 May 2018

Dr Nicola Wiles and Dr David Kessler, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2016-17.

Integrated Pain Management HIT's successes in 2017-18

Integrated Pain Management HIT's successes in 2017-18

13 April 2018

Professor David Wynick and Lisa Buckle give an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) in 2017-18.

The Chronic Kidney Disease HIT report on their work in 2017-18

The Chronic Kidney Disease HIT report on their work in 2017-18

24 April 2018

Dr Udaya Udayaraj and Dr Fergus Caskey give an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year.

2017-18 highlights from the Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT

2017-18 highlights from the Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT

2 May 2018

Professor Selena Gray, Director of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), gives an update on their work in 2017-18.

Highlights for 2017-18: Eating Disorders HIT

Highlights for 2017-18: Eating Disorders HIT

11 May 2018

Hugh Herzig, Helen Malson and Sanni Norweg, Directors of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT), reflect on the team's work and achievements over the last year.

The Stroke HIT gives an update on what they've done so far and their hopes for next year

The Stroke HIT gives an update on what they've done so far and their hopes for next year

1 May 2018

Dr Phil Clatworthy, Dr Ann Sephton, Professor Mark Pietroni and Emily Dodd give an update on what the Stroke Health Integration Team - our newest HIT - has done so far and their hopes for the year ahead.

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2017-18

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2017-18

21 May 2018

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2017-18 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2017-18

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2017-18

22 May 2018

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, outgoing Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2017-18.

Another great year for the Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT

Another great year for the Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT

19 April 2018

Salena Williams and Sue Dursley, Co-Directors of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) give an update on the HIT's activities in 2017-18.​...

Bristol Immunisation Group looks back at 2017-18

Bristol Immunisation Group looks back at 2017-18

8 May 2018

Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (BIG HIT) give an update on the HIT's progress in 2017-18.

A year of successes for the Drug and Alcohol HIT

A year of successes for the Drug and Alcohol HIT

24 April 2018

Kyla Thomas, Leonie Roberts, Katherine Williams and Tim Williams, Directors of the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on their team’s work in 2017-18.

The Avoiding Hospital Admission HIT's achievements in 2017-18

The Avoiding Hospital Admission HIT's achievements in 2017-18

11 May 2018

Professor Sarah Purdy and Dr Peter Goyder, Directors of the Integration to Avoid Hospital Admissions Health Integration Team (ITHAcA HIT), give an update on the HIT's activities in 2017-18.

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2017-18

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2017-18

11 May 2018

Dr Jonathan Evans and Inge Shepherd, Directors of the Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team (IMPROVE HIT), give an update on progress in 2017-18.

Achievements of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT

Achievements of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT

24 April 2018

Dr Alan Whone, Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), gives an update on the HIT's progress in 2017-18.​...

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