REACH is a regional collaborative hub in emergency care research led by co-directors from the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol.

It aligns researchers from these two universities with direct support from health and care providers and commissioners, so they can share priorities, expertise and resources to coordinate and strengthen research capacity, delivery and infrastructure.

It also acts as a repository of academic expertise to enhance service and workforce design and delivery in the region, supporting a process of service co-design, research and evaluation that informs current healthcare priorities.


Mission Statement

To work collaboratively across the city of Bristol and throughout the surrounding region to complete, disseminate and implement high quality research with impact in urgent and emergency care, and to build future research capacity.

Read more about REACH’s Strategy and the Steering Group’s Terms of Reference.


Our aim is to improve urgent and emergency care for patients by ensuring that research is aligned with local and national priorities and findings are disseminated and implemented through policy and practice.

Centre for Health and Clinical Research
– University of the West of England

Centre for Academic Primary Care
– University of Bristol


If you would like to work with us or learn more, please do get in touch.