With eight hospitals in
the centre and south of Bristol, we are one of the largest NHS
Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre
for the South West of England.
We provide general medical and emergency services to the local
population of Central and South Bristol, and a broad range of
specialist services across a region that extends from Cornwall to
Gloucestershire, into South Wales and beyond.
As a specialist teaching Trust, we work in strong and dynamic
partnership with the University of Bristol, the University of the
West of England and several other higher education institutions in
this country and abroad.
We are a major provider of medical, nursing, midwifery and
allied health professional education at pre and post-graduate
levels. Staff throughout the Trust are involved in a thriving
research portfolio, comprising around 450 varied, pioneering
projects resulting in approximately 600 published papers each
Much of the research at University Hospitals Bristol NHS
Foundation Trust has changed the clinical care of patients
worldwide, particularly in cancer, cardiac surgery and child health
and has informed NICE and other national guidelines. Research,
teaching and learning are integral to our business and are a key
element of our strategy for the future. We aim to produce a
flexible, multi-professional workforce, through a focus on
evidence-based learning with expert patient feedback.
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Following the Kennedy Inquiry report into failings in the
paediatric cardiac surgery service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary
between 1984 and 1995, the Trust now has a strong culture of, and
systems for assuring, clinical governance. It was among the first
Trusts to publish mortality figures for cardiac surgery in both
children and adults, where it continues to demonstrate outcomes
significantly better than the national average.
Under the Bristol Health Services Plan, the Trust has
embarked on a £170 million programme of major capital schemes
designed to upgrade the estate and replace old accommodation.
information about how we are improving our existing local