New animation explains trauma-informed healthcare and evidence for UK implementation

  • 9 February 2023
A new animation, co-produced by researchers at the University of Bristol and part-funded by the Bristol BRC, explains what a trauma-informed approach in healthcare is. It also talks about how UK healthcare organisations can become trauma-informed to prevent re-traumatisation in services and improve experiences and outcomes for all. The four-minute…

Forecasting long-term demand in emergency departments

  • 8 February 2023
Policies designed to improve both health-related behaviours and personal circumstances could reduce the number of people attending emergency departments (ED) and improve the quality and safety of care in the long-term. Researchers from Bristol’s BRC combined statistical models looking at population health and health service capacity to predict monthly ED…

Lived experience stories of self-harm may help and reduce stigma

  • 7 February 2023
Lived experience stories of self-harm may be helpful for those with a history of self-harm but they should reflect a range of personal journeys to encourage relatability and avoid using stigmatising language. People with recent self-harm experience were able to positively engage with lived experiences stories found online, according to…

World Cancer Day – An interview with Professor Richard Martin discussing interdisciplinary cancer research

  • 6 February 2023
This interview was originally published by PLOS ONE on 3 February 2023. World Cancer Day, held every 4 February, is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise awareness, improve education and catalyze action. This year’s theme is…

Remote research methods could be more inclusive for autistic adults

  • 2 February 2023
Online methods for obtaining consent and taking part in research remotely could make research more inclusive for autistic people, according to a study published in Autism in Adulthood. Researchers from Bristol’s BRC wanted to explore how the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic affected autistic people.

Prioritising surgical demand during COVID-19

  • 31 January 2023
Prioritising which patients should undergo surgery when demand exceeded capacity was incredibly challenging for surgeons during the pandemic, a study part-funded by the Bristol BRC has found. During the CONSIDER-19 study, researchers interviewed healthcare professionals to investigate their experiences of prioritising patients for surgery, while the national…

Researchers explore using patient-taken images to assess wounds after surgery

  • 27 January 2023
Bristol BRC researchers have developed and tested a method for patients to take and submit wound images after surgery so they can be assessed remotely for wound infection. Patients were able to successfully produce high-quality images after the study team provided them with instructions on how to…

Reflections of a Health Research Ambassador – building community leadership

  • 26 January 2023
Roy Kareem reflects on his role in the Health Research Ambassador programme, discusses the four workshops he has been involved in so far and reveals his hopes for the future. The Health Research Ambassador programme is a project aimed at building community leadership among communities that are…

Eating disorders aren’t a niche issue – Bristol BRC researcher speaks to BBC Radio 4

  • 23 January 2023
Bristol BRC researcher Dr Helen Bould is working with the Born in Bradford (BiB) cohort study to gain a better understanding of eating disorders among adolescents. She’s found that almost a quarter of pupils surveyed at three schools in Bradford are experiencing issues with eating…