In association with

  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group Research and Evidence Team
  • West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • NIHR CLAHRC West

Glossary

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Bias

Any tendency to influence the results of a trial (or its interpretation) other than the experimental intervention.

Blinding

A technique used in research to eliminate bias by hiding the intervention from the patient, clinician, and/or other researchers who are interpreting results.

BNF (British National Formulary)

The BNF (British National Formulary) provide UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines (includes BNF for Children).

Bristol Health Partners

The Bristol Health Partners is a collaboration between the city’s three NHS trusts, three clinical commissioning groups, two universities and its local authority. They aim to maximise Bristol’s health research, and transform the understanding, prevention and treatment of key health problems in Bristol.