A trusted healthcare partner and innovator

Health and wellbeing

Our expertise in health and social care services has made us one of the nation’s most trusted healthcare partners. We aim to make people’s lives better through excellence in education, practice development and research.

Services can range from single study days, to full programmes that deliver tailored education to meet the needs of your organisation. Our areas of expertise include ageing and dementia, GP practice, clinical research, community upskilling, mental health, online resource packages, and social care & social work.

We’ve established this range of services and our reputation through collaboration with a wide variety of organisations, including: 

  • Local NHS hospitals, GPs’ surgeries, primary care and community trusts
  • Social services and local authority departments
  • Local residents and communities, voluntary organisations and businesses.

Beyond this, BU’s leading-edge work has resulted in meaningful breakthroughs in areas such as prosthetic limbs for use in para atheltics. Our renowned research into prosopagnosia (face blindness) has also led to the condition being added to the NHS Choices website. As a result, more information and support is available to those with the condition. 

In addition, BU research has been fundamental in the development of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), a method of externally controlling muscles when signals from the brain can no longer control movement. This has helped to improve the lives of patients with neurological disabilities across the globe.

Our business services include:

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Dorset GP Centre

Read about our Dorset GP Centre, which manages, provides and supports all postgraduate GP training in Dorset.
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Learn about the work our Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research and Education (CoPMRE) carries out in the local area.
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Ageing & Dementia Research Centre

Discover how we're contributing to research into dementia and providing support to community initiatives to help people live well with dementia.
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Discover how the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU) supports and conducts health-related research in Dorset.
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Learn about the work and research that the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) carries out.