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Come to our public Health Matters Events to find out more about different health conditions, ask your questions, and have your say on our services. 

'Health Matters' is the Trust's programme of public information and engagement events. They take place almost every month throughout the year. We are currently putting together the programme of events for 2020 and more details will be available soon.

Next Event - Health Matters - Faith In Healthcare - Book here  

4pm-5.30pm, Tuesday 19 November 2019

It is widely recognised that faith is a powerful force in the lives of many individuals and communities. At this event we will explore the importance of understanding faith in the context of care in our hospitals and consider how this contribution might be developed to improve health outcomes.

Hear from several guest speakers from different faiths and discuss how we can best understand the religious and cultural needs of the patients, carers and families who use our hospitals. This event will take place on Tuesday 19 November from 4-5.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Education and Research Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8AE. Book your place here.


All events take place in the Education & Research Centre, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8AE. Doors will open 30 mins before each event for refreshments and conversation. You can book your place for any of the above events here Alternatively, email or call 0117 342 3764. 



Thank you to those of who have attended our events so far in 2019:

  • At Health Matters - Quality Counts on 24 January you gave us your views on the quality of care we provide and what our priorities should be in the year ahead. The report from the event can be seen here
  • At our February event, 'UH Bristol - our 2025 Vision', you looked at the Trust's emerging plans for its five-year strategy. Your views will inform the content of the strategy, which will be published soon.
  • Around 45 people attended our March event on Arthritis Care and enjoyed an informative presentation on the causes, symptoms and treatments of arthritis. 
  • In April, we held an event on Living With Dementia, with a talk, workshop session and Q&A panel exploring how our hospitals provide care for people with dementia. 
  • May's event focussed on Pain Management - a talk from a consultant anaesthetist and a clinical psychologist on the work of our Pain Clinic and its approach to managing pain. The event included a session illustrating the importance of movement in which participants were guided to take part in gentle physical movement by one of our pain physiotherapists.
  • In June we held an event on the topic of Children's Trauma Services - a talk from one of our consultants from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
  • On 16 July we held a lively event focussing on Stroke Care, with a talk from Clare Holmes, Stroke Consultant on the impact of strokes and how to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke.
  • At our AGM/Annual Members' Meeting on 19 September, attendees heard from our Board of Directors and Governors about the highlights of the past year and plans for the next. This year's guest presentation focussed on improvements that we are currently making to our outpatient services.
  • On 15 October we held a public event explaining why the Trust had taken the decision to declare a 'Climate Emergency' and the development of a new Sustainability Development Strategy for our hospitals.