Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city region's health institutions, local government and universities. Our 2019-20 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 2019-20 highlights

Read more about some of the highlights Bristol Health Partners and our Health Integration Teams (HITs) have achieved in 2019-20.

Milestones in 2019-20

We have selected some Bristol Health Partners milestones to showcase in this timeline from April 2019 to March 2020.

2019-20 HIT research funding

Our HITs have secured over £3.1 million in research and service funding in 2019-20. Find out more about some of the projects.

Our Health Integration Teams

Our HIT Directors reflect on their achievements from 2019-20.

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 2019-20.

Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT review for 2019-20

Active Older People (APPHLE) HIT review for 2019-20

4 May 2020

Professor Selena Gray and Karen Lloyd-Pyrke, Directors of the Active Older People Health Integration Team (APPHLE HIT), give an update on their work in 2019/20. Last year we completed the REtirement in ACTion (REACT) study, a community, group-based...

Supporting Health Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT review of 2019-20

Supporting Health Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) HIT review of 2019-20

9 June 2020

Professor Adrian Davis, Dr Suzanne Audrey and Sally Hogg, Directors of the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments Health Integration Team (SHINE HIT), look back on the HIT’s achievements over the past 12 months. Over the past 12 months...

Bristol Immunisation Group HIT's achievements in 2019-20

Bristol Immunisation Group HIT's achievements in 2019-20

1 June 2020

Bristol Immunisation Group (BIG) HIT Directors Professor Adam Finn, Dr Julie Yates and Dr Marion Roderick reflect on the team’s achievements over the past year. Over the past 12 months, the Bristol Immunisation Group Health Integration Team (BIG HIT) ha...

Avoiding Hospital Admissions (ITHAcA) HIT review for 2019-20

Avoiding Hospital Admissions (ITHAcA) HIT review for 2019-20

22 April 2020

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 2019-20. Over the year we have continued to focus on developing our u...

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe) HIT reflect on 2019-20

Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (InPsyTe) HIT reflect on 2019-20

2 June 2020

Directors of the Psychological Therapies in Primary Care Health Integration Team (InPsyTe HIT), Dr David Kessler and Rick Cooper reflect on the HIT’s achievements over the past year. The local Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service i...

Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders (MOVE) HIT review for 2019-20

Parkinson's and Other Movement Disorders (MOVE) HIT review for 2019-20

8 June 2020

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 2019-20. The MOVE HIT works to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's and...

Dementia HIT highlights for 2019-20

Dementia HIT highlights for 2019-20

18 May 2020

Directors Dr Maria-Paloma Sequerios Camarinha and Dr Hilary Archer provide an update on the 2019-20 activity of the Dementia Health Integration Team (HIT). The Dementia HIT has undergone quite a transformation with new members and a key role working on a...

2019-20 Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) HIT achievements

2019-20 Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) HIT achievements

13 May 2020

Sexual Health Improvement Health Integration Team (SHIP HIT) Directors Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Jo Copping and Dr Emma Harding-Esch look back over the team’s achievements over the last year. Looking back over 2019-2020, it has certainly been...

Chronic Pain HIT review for 2019-20

Chronic Pain HIT review for 2019-20

10 April 2020

Update on the work of the Chronic Pain (formerly known as the Integrated Pain Management) Health Integration Team in 2019-2020 from Professor Candy McCabe, Dr Ali Llewellyn, and Lindsay Davies, April 2020. The past year has seen a review of the strategic...

2019-20 Eating Disorders HIT successes

2019-20 Eating Disorders HIT successes

7 April 2020

Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (ED HIT) Directors Dr Helen Malson and Dr Sanni Norweg look back on the team’s work over the last year. It was a busy year for our team and there are many achievements that we are proud of. In May 2019, we held...

2019-20 Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) HIT successes

2019-20 Improving Care in Self-Harm (STITCH) HIT successes

4 May 2020

Improving Care in Self-Harm Health Integration Team (STITCH HIT) Directors Drs Becky Mars, Lucy Biddle and Sandra Walker reflect on the team’s achievements in 2019-20. The HIT welcomed two new directors, Dr Becky Mars (University of Bristol) and Dr Sand...

2019-20 Kidney Disease HIT achievements

2019-20 Kidney Disease HIT achievements

19 May 2020

Kidney Disease (formerly known as Chronic Kidney Disease) Health Integration Team Director Dr Dominic Taylor, consultant nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust reviews the HIT’s achievements from the last 12 months. Around one in 10 people in the UK hav...

2019-20 highlights from the Stroke HIT

2019-20 highlights from the Stroke HIT

11 June 2020

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). In the last year, the stroke care pathway, which we have been heavily involved in...

Drug and Alcohol HIT look back on 2019-20

Drug and Alcohol HIT look back on 2019-20

25 May 2020

Directors of the Drug and Alcohol Health Integration Team (HIT) Dr Kyla Thomas, Thara Raj and Dr Tim Williams reflect on the HIT’s work in the past year. During the last year, HIT members have been working together to develop evidence-based services to...

Adverse Childhood Experiences HIT look back on 2019-20

Adverse Childhood Experiences HIT look back on 2019-20

18 May 2020

Directors Dr Jacqui Jensen, Professor John Macleod and Dr Jo Williams look back on what the newly formed HIT achieved in 2019-20. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) HIT was formed in 2019 and has been well supported by a wide range of partners. The f...

Improving Perinatal Mental Health (IMPROVE) HIT reflect on 2019-20

Improving Perinatal Mental Health (IMPROVE) HIT reflect on 2019-20

7 May 2020

Improving Perinatal Mental Health Health Integration Team (IMPROVE HIT) Directors Dr Jonathan Evans and Ruth Jackson reflect on the team’s achievements in the last year. In the past 12 months, we have focused on completing the evaluation of the current...

2019-20 highlights from the Bladder and Bowel Confidence (BABCON) HIT

2019-20 highlights from the Bladder and Bowel Confidence (BABCON) HIT

1 May 2020

Directors Associate Professor Nikki Cotterill, Professor Marcus Drake and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Kathryn McCarthy look back on what the newly formed HIT achieved in 2019-20.The Bladder and Bowel Confidence (BABCON) HIT was formed in 2019 with a foc...

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT look back on 2019-20

Bristol Bones and Joints HIT look back on 2019-20

6 May 2020

Directors Associate Professor Emma Dures and Mr Sanchit Mehendale provide an update on the 2019-20 activity of the Bristol Bones and Joints Health Integration Team (HIT). The Bristol Bones and Joints HIT is a large and diverse team made up of patients, he...

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