Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city's health institutions, local government and universities. Our 2016-17 annual review highlights the milestones and achievements of this strategic partnership, which works to improve the health of people living in Bristol, and the services on which they rely.

Highlights for 2016-17

Timeline: milestones in 2016-17

Explore the timeline from April 2016 to March 2017, which showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

Five years of achievement

The first Bristol Health Partners partnership agreement was signed in April 2012, so now is a good moment to reflect on what Bristol Health Partners has achieved during that time.

Research and partner highlights

2016-17 saw Bristol awarded £21 million for a new NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and the opening of the West of England NHS Genomic Medicine Centre.

Healthy City Week Bristol 2016

What do Dr Phil Hammond, apple juice pressing and social prescribing have in common? They were all part of Healthy City Week Bristol 2016.

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.

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT highlights in 2016-17

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT highlights in 2016-17

 

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.

Review of the Psychosis Health Integration Team 2016-17

Review of the Psychosis Health Integration Team 2016-17

 

Psychosis Health Integration Team (HIT) Directors Dr Sarah Sullivan, Dr Simon Downer, James Robinson and Martha Sneyd on the team's activities in 2016-17. The team aims to improve the support, treatment, services and lives of people with psychosis.

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing 2016-17 highlights

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing  2016-17 highlights

 

Dr Patricia Lucas and Dr Jo Williams, Directors of the Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing (BoNEE), look back on 2016-17. BoNEE aims to tackle the health inequalities that result from poverty and disadvantage.

Achievements of the Chronic Kidney Disease HIT in 2016-17

Achievements of the Chronic Kidney Disease HIT in 2016-17

 

Dr Udaya Udayaraj gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year. The CKD HIT aims to improve patient outcomes and care pathways for patients with kidney disease.

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

Active Older People HIT's achievements in 2016-7

 

Professor Selena Gray and Dr Afroditi Stathi, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team give an update on their work in 2016-2017.

Child Injury Health Integration Team highlights in 2016-17

Child Injury Health Integration Team highlights in 2016-17

 

Dr Julie Mytton, Director of the Child Injury (CIPIC) Health Integration Team gives an update of the HIT's activities in 2016-17. CIPIC aims to support the commissioning and delivery of activities to reduce injuries, and their consequences, in children.

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

Highlights for 2016-17: Eating Disorders HIT

 

Helen Malson and Hugh Herzig, Directors of the Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT), reflect on the team's work and achievements over the last year, including an art exhibition of work by people with experience of eating disorders.

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT's successes in 2016-17

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT's successes in 2016-17

 

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 2016-17. STITCH HIT is working to reduce the number of suicides in the Bristol area.

Respiratory Infections HIT round up for 2016-17

Respiratory Infections HIT round up for 2016-17

 

An update on the work of the Respiratory Infections Health Integration Team during 2016-17 from Professor Alastair Hay. The team has been working to improve advice and support for parents and patients and to reduce antibiotic use since December 2012.

Avoiding Hospital Admissions HIT achievements for 2016-17

Avoiding Hospital Admissions HIT achievements for 2016-17

 

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 2016-17.

Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT review of 2016-17

Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT review of 2016-17

 

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 2016-17.

Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team review of 2016-17

Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team review of 2016-17

 

Leonie Roberts, Matthew Hickman, Katherine Williams and Tim Williams, Directors of the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on their team’s work in 2016-17.

Integrated Pain Management HIT successes in 2016-17

Integrated Pain Management HIT successes in 2016-17

 

Professor David Wynick gives an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team in 2016-17. The team focuses on improvements in performance, productivity and efficiency within local and regional chronic pain services.

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2016-17

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2016-17

 

Dr Jonathan Evans and Inge Shepherd, Directors of the Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team, give an update on progress in 2016-17, including the successful application for a new specialist community perinatal mental health service.

Bristol Bones and Joints highlights for 2016-17

Bristol Bones and Joints highlights for 2016-17

 

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Professor Ashley Blom and Professor Sarah Hewlett give an update on the 2016-17 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints HIT which focuses on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and inflammatory rheumatological disorders.

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2016-17

Successes of the Dementia HIT in 2016-17

 

Sue Wensley, Elizabeth Coulthard and Emma Moody, Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2016-17.

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2016-17

SHINE HIT's achievements in 2016-17

 

Directors Adrian Davis and Suzanne Audrey, together with Marcus Grant, reflect on their work to promote the importance of healthy urban environments through the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT).

Bristol Immunisation Group’s highlights for 2016-17

Bristol Immunisation Group’s highlights for 2016-17

 

Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick, Directors of the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (BIG HIT) update on progress in 2016-17. BIG HIT aims to improve local performance of national immunisation programmes.

Successes of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT in 2016-17

Successes of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT in 2016-17

 

Professor John Macleod and Thara Raj look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients (SHIPP) HIT during 2016-17. SHIPP works to promote evidence based sexual health improvement.

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