Our research portfolio

We work in collaboration with local clinical and university colleagues to apply to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for funding. If our applications are successful, the NIHR contracts us to deliver research projects and investigate issues of importance to the NHS and public health.

Our research portfolio below shows the current projects that we have been awarded NIHR funding to complete. Our job is to support the Chief Investigators and our university collaborators to complete the research projects.

These are the current studies in our research portfolio:

Best Emollient for Eczema (BEE)

Title: Best Emollient for Eczema (BEE): Pragmatic, primary care, multi-centre, individually randomised superiority trial of four emollients in children with eczema, with internal pilot and nested qualitative study.
Chief investigator: Dr Matthew Ridd
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: HTA15/130/07
Collaborators: University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, University of Nottingham, University of Southampton

CHIldren presenting to primary care with acute COugh and respiratory tract infection (CHICO)

Title: A clinical effectiveness investigation of a multi-faceted intervention (incorporating a prognostic algorithm) to improve management of antibiotics for CHIldren presenting to primary care with acute COugh and respiratory tract infection (CHICO): an efficient cluster RCT informed by a feasibility RCT.
Chief investigator: Dr Peter Blair
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: HTA 16/31/98
Collaborators: Cardiff University, King’s College London, Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (BaNES CCG)

Evaluating the Population Impact of Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs (EPIToPe)

Title: Evaluating the Population Impact of Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs (EPIToPe)
Chief investigator: Professor Matthew Hickman
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: RP-PG-0616-20008
Collaborators: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Cambridge, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Dundee, Tayside Health Board, Queen Mary University of London, Public Health England, Scottish Drugs Forum, Health Protection Scotland

First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care (FRONTIER)

Title: First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care (FRONTIER): A Realist Evaluation of effectiveness and costs.
Chief investigator: Professor Nicola Walsh
Lead: University of the West of England
NIHR reference: HS&DR 16/116/03
Collaborators: University of Brighton, University of Surrey

General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED)

Title: General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED): Efficient Models of Care
Chief investigator: Dr Sarah Voss / Professor Jonathan Richard Benger
Lead: University of the West of England
NIHR reference: HS&DR 15/145/06
Collaborators: University of Bristol, University of Newcastle, University of York

Improving Medicines use in People with Polypharmacy in Primary Care (IMPPP)

Title: Improving Medicines use in People with Polypharmacy in Primary Care (IMPPP)
Chief investigator: Dr Rupert Payne
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: HS&DR 16/118/14
Collaborators: University of Dundee, Keele University, Tayside Health Board

Integrated therapist and online CBT for depression in primary care (INTERACT)

Title: Integrated therapist and online CBT for depression in primary care
Chief investigator: Professor Nicola Wiles / Dr David Kessler 
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: RP-PG-0514-20012
Collaborators: University of Hull, University College London, University of Glasgow, University of York, University College Dublin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence in diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)

Title: Reaching Everyone Programme of Research On Violence in diverse Domestic Environments (REPROVIDE)
Chief investigator: Professor Gene Feder
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: RP-PG-0614-20012
Collaborators: King’s College London, University of Central Lancashire, University of Oxford, Respect, Next Link, University of Melbourne

The Runny Ear STudy (REST)

Title: Immediate oral, immediate topical or delayed oral antibiotics for acute otitis media with discharge: The Runny Ear STudy (REST)
Chief investigator: Professor Alastair Hay
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: HTA 16/85/01
Collaborators: King’s College London, Imperial College London, University of Southampton, University College London, University of Sunderland, North Bristol NHS Trust

TReating Urinary symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare (TRIUMPH)

Title: TReating Urinary symptoms in Men in Primary Healthcare (TRIUMPH) using non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical interventions
Chief investigator: Professor Marcus Drake
Lead: University of Bristol
NIHR reference: HTA 16/90/03
Collaborators: University of Southampton, North Bristol NHS Trust

Research portfolio

A full directory of the research projects previously hosted by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG.

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