Bristol Urological Institute
In January 2010 North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) presented the Trustees of the Bristol Urological Institute (BUI) with a proposal to incorporate the BUI’s current research, innovation and education activities into the Surgical Directorate of the Trust. On 25th May 2010 the BUI Trustees accepted a final proposal from NBT for the BUI to become part of a larger sustainable organisation going forward in the context of a growing pan-Bristol partnership between the NHS and universities. Therefore, from 1st June 2010 all BUI interests were transferred into mainstream NBT NHS business, together with fundraising activities, which are to be managed as a charitable funds portfolio within the overall NBT Charitable Funds.
Established in 1993, the Bristol Urological Institute has become well-respected, enjoying a national and international reputation as one of the foremost research organisations for urology in the UK. The BUI aims to :
- Improve the urological treatment and care of patients in Bristol and the South West
- Provide a high standard of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
- Support and develop urological research, with particular emphasis on urological cancers (of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testes) and the problems of urinary incontinence
The Institute has gained a global reputation and has become a major national and international education centre. The teaching programme has involved an increasing number of national meetings, including operative courses, and an impressive database of research publications has been achieved.
The Prostate Cancer Care and Research Centre at the BUI concentrates on high quality research into prostate cancer and other urological cancers and provides treatment, support and information to patients and their families. The Prostate Cancer Care and Reseach Centre aims to be in the forefront of the assessment and development of new technologies into the treatment of prostate cancer.