Bath and North East Somerset Council makes all kinds of decisions, from planning and transport, to housing and social care, that impact on residents' physical and mental health. It works with communities to improve their health and wellbeing and to make planning decisions that impact communities' health in a positive way.
The council plays a vital role in the health community as public health is part of its remit. Its role is to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population of Bristol. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and it focuses on the population as a whole, not on individual patients or diseases.
Gloucestershire County Council is responsible for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of the local community. A key focus of public health in Gloucestershire is reducing inequalities in health between different groups of people and communities.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare, with over 100 clinical services across ten sites. They offer care to the people of Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and the South West, and have an international reputation for cardiac surgery, paediatric services, oncology and bone marrow transplantation. They are the largest centre for medical training and research in the South West.
The University of Bristol is internationally renowned and one of the very best in the UK, due to its outstanding teaching and research, its superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. Its students thrive in a rich academic environment which is informed by world-leading research. It hosts the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research.