Motif

Eliminating ‘innovation’?

  • 16 November 2022
Words matter. Different words convey different kinds of meaning. Meaning can vary, depending on context, and so our choice of words matters. For example, you would not describe a person as lazy simply because they were dozing on a chair. The word ‘lazy’ implies a judgement. In choosing to call…

How medical photography can lead you to research

  • 15 November 2022
Anni King has been a Senior Research Associate in Medical Imaging at the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research since 2017. She began her career as a medical photographer. Here she reflects on how her background in medical imaging ultimately led her to a career in research and how her role…

Fortune Favours the Brave: animation captures the experiences of adolescents with congenital heart disease

  • 7 November 2022
A continent-spanning, NIHR Bristol BRC-funded collaboration between scientists and artists has created Fortune Favours the Brave, an animation that captures the experiences of adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD). Hand-drawn images were combined with a classical score to create a unique interpretation of what life with CHD is like. The…

Study participants prefer flexibility when it comes to maintaining weight loss

  • 27 October 2022
Strategies that feel flexible, ‘normal’ and intuitive are preferred when it comes to maintaining weight loss, a new study by Bristol BRC researchers suggests.  Maintaining weight loss can be difficult and ultimately it can sometimes also be unsuccessful. This is because our…

NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre funded for another five years

  • 14 October 2022
The National Institute for Health and Care Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) has been awarded nearly £12m of new funding for the next five years. The funding has been awarded to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust by the NIHR, with the University of Bristol…

Patients may benefit from personalised follow-up after knee replacement surgery

  • 12 October 2022
People struggling with ongoing pain after knee replacement surgery might benefit from personalised follow-up. Researchers supported by the Bristol BRC and a Programme Grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) conducted a five-year project to see if a more personalised follow-up approach could…

Could digital methods be used to improve shared learning in surgical innovation?

  • 4 October 2022
Researchers working within the Surgical Innovation theme at the Bristol BRC are carrying out a scoping review into how state-of-the-art digital methods are used to share learning and improve transparency in their field. During the review they will assess currently available research on this topic. They will explore how this…

No difference between spinal versus general anaesthesia in patients having hip fracture surgery, finds study

  • 29 September 2022
There are no differences in the safety or effectiveness of the two most common types of anaesthetic (spinal versus general anaesthesia) in patients undergoing hip fracture surgery, according to the findings of a new study led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with University of Warwick researchers. The findings,…

Trauma-informed health care in the UK needs support from the government and NHS

  • 27 September 2022
While a trauma-informed approach in health care is being endorsed in government and NHS policies, its implementation has been driven by trauma experts at the level of organisations and local authorities, finds a new study led by the University of Bristol’s TAP CARE team. A coordinated, evidence-informed government- and NHS-…