North Bristol NHS Trust provides healthcare across Southmead Hospital Bristol, Bristol Centre for Enablement Cossham Hospital within the local community of North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Britol. It has a total of 8000 staff working together in the hospital. North Bristol NHS Trust is governed by the Trust Board consisiting of a Chairman, the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. Hospitals listed under North Bristol NHS Trust are Southmead Hospital Bristol, Frenchay Hospital, Clevedon Hospital, Thornbury Hospital, Bristol Centre for Enablement, Yate West Gate Centre and Cossham Hospital. Major specialities available are Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Plastic surgery, Renal & Transplant, Major Trauma Centre, Bristol Urological Institute and Vascular Surgery.
North Bristol NHS Trust is dedicated to research especially clinical research relevant and accessible to the general public and patients. It studies on how to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. It does research on people, and many clinical research studies, such as clinical trials, to test medicines or medical treatments on patients. Each year NIHR research is carried out over 7000 patients by nearly 500 research staff undertaking over 500 studies each year across the organisation.