Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city region's health institutions, local government and universities. Our 2018-19 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 from the annual review

Our 2018-19 highlights

Here are just some of the highlights our unique partnership and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) have achieved over the last year.

Milestones in 2018-19

This timeline from April 2018 to March 2019 showcases some of the key moments in the year for Bristol Health Partners.

2018-19 HIT research funding

HITs have secured £2.9 million in research funding in 2018-19. Find out about some of these exciting projects.

Our Health Integration Teams

Our HIT Directors give an update on what they’ve achieved 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. Here our HIT Directors give an update on what they’ve achieved this year.

Stroke HIT widens access to public consultation for stroke care

Stroke HIT widens access to public consultation for stroke care

6 November 2019

The Stroke HIT aphasia group created accessible resources with help from speech therapists and communications staff from Healthier Together.

The Child Injury Health Integration Team look back at 2018-19

The Child Injury Health Integration Team look back at 2018-19

26 April 2019

Professor Julie Mytton, out-going Director, and Dr Toity Deave, in-coming Director of the Child Injury Health Integration Team (CIPIC HIT) give an update of the HIT's activities in 2018-19.​...

£4.1 million cost saving forecast as result of safer syringes

£4.1 million cost saving forecast as result of safer syringes

18 November 2019

Work conducted by our Drug and Alcohol HIT members has led to ‘low dead space’ syringes being phased into Bristol’s needle and syringe programme.

HITs work together to help redesign of chronic pain patient pathway

HITs work together to help redesign of chronic pain patient pathway

6 November 2019

Two of our HITS - Integrated Pain Management and Bristol Bones and Joints - have been working together to redesign how we plan and deliver chronic pain services, as part of Healthier Together’s wider reconfiguration of musculoskeletal services. The co...

Integrated Pain Management HIT looks back on 2018-19

Integrated Pain Management HIT looks back on 2018-19

2 April 2019

Professor David Wynick and Lisa Buckle give an update on the work of the Integrated Pain Management Health Integration Team (IPM HIT) in 2018-19.

APPHLE HIT work leads to over 8,000 older people becoming more active

APPHLE HIT work leads to over 8,000 older people becoming more active

6 November 2019

Our Active Older People HIT and Active Ageing Bristol (AAB) are delivering the basis for a ‘prevention at scale’ programme through initiatives that help older people to be less isolated and to increase physical strength and mobility through combined fitn...

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2018-19

Improving Perinatal Mental Health HIT review for 2018-19

24 May 2019

Dr Jonathan Evans, Director of the Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team (IMPROVE HIT), gives an update on progress in 2018-19.

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2018-19

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT looks back over 2018-19

15 May 2019

Directors Dr Emma Clark, Associate Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale give an update on the 2018-19 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT).​...

The 2018-19 work of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT

The 2018-19 work of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care HIT

7 May 2019

Dr David Kessler and Rick Cooper, Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), give an update on the HIT's work in 2018-19.

Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT successes in 2018-19

Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients HIT successes in 2018-19

7 May 2019

Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch look back over the work of the Sexual Health Improvement for Population and Patients Health Integration Team during 2018-19.

Activities of the Chronic Kidney Disease HIT in 2018-19

Activities of the Chronic Kidney Disease HIT in 2018-19

25 April 2019

Dr Fergus Caskey gives an update on the work of the Chronic Kidney Disease Health Integration Team (CKD HIT) over the last year.​...

Dementia HIT successes in 2018-19

Dementia HIT successes in 2018-19

26 April 2019

Dr Maria-Paloma Sequeiros Camarinha and Dr Hilary Archer Directors of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on the team's work and successes in 2018-19.

Eating Disorders HIT highlights for 2018-19

Eating Disorders HIT highlights for 2018-19

7 May 2019

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.

Highlights from the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT in 2018-19

Highlights from the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders HIT in 2018-19

17 April 2019

Dr Alan Whone and Lucy Mooney, Director and Deputy-Director of the Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders Health Integration Team (MOVE HIT), give an update on the HIT's progress in 2018-19.

HIT helps people with Parkinson's to lead independent lives

HIT helps people with Parkinson's to lead independent lives

18 November 2019

Our Parkinson’s and other Movement Disorders HIT has been working closely with the charity Parkinson’s UK to embed their local advisor into clinics run at the Bristol Brain Centre.

2018-19 highlights from the Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT

2018-19 highlights from the Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT

16 May 2019

Professor Selena Gray and Karen Lloyd-Pyrke, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team, give an update on their work in 2018-19.

The Drug and Alcohol HIT's work in 2018-19

The Drug and Alcohol HIT's work in 2018-19

26 April 2019

Kyla Thomas, Thara Raj and Tim Williams, Directors of the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT), reflect on their team’s work in 2018-19.​...

Stroke HIT's achievements in 2018-19

Stroke HIT's achievements in 2018-19

26 April 2019

Dr Phil Clatworthy, Sara Blackmore, Chris Priestman, Stephen Hill, Dr Phil Simons and Emily Dodd give an update on what the Stroke Health Integration Team got up to in 2018-19.​...

Bristol Immunisation Group review of 2018-19

Bristol Immunisation Group review of 2018-19

5 June 2019

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 2018-19.​...

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT's successes in 2018-19

Improving Care in Self-Harm HIT's successes in 2018-19

19 May 2019

Sue Dursley, Nik Munien and Lucy Biddell, Co-Directors of the Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) give an update on the HIT's activities in 2018-19.

Avoiding Hospital Admissions HIT review of 2018-19

Avoiding Hospital Admissions HIT review of 2018-19

7 May 2019

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 2018-19.

SHINE HIT review of 2018-19

SHINE HIT review of 2018-19

15 May 2019

Co-Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments HIT (SHINE), Dr Adrian Davis and Dr Suzanne Audrey, reflects on their progress over the past 12 months.​...

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