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Who are our partners?

Last updated: 24/10/2023

Bristol is a vibrant research active city, and as a large city centre tertiary hospital, we work closely with our partner universities and NHS colleagues across the region.

We are one of 11 organisations that are part of Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre, which was designated in 2020 by the NIHR, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

We are a one of seven NHS Trusts that are partner organisations of the NIHR Clinical Research Network West of England (CRN West of England), which facilitates delivery of research in the region.

Day to day, our researchers and the R&D department collaborate with the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England, North Bristol NHS Trust as well as with colleagues in primary care, mental health and other NHS services across the West of England. 

The University of Bristol is our principal partner for two of our NIHR infrastructures, the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West).  Their other research infrastructure includes: