London Medicine was set up in 2009 to provide the London schools of medicine, dentistry and associated clinical academic disciplines a forum to discuss emerging issues in the delivery of health education and research in the capital and to collaborate on new initiatives in the interest of the members.

London Medicine is a division of London Higher.


The membership of London Medicine is comprised of the Heads of schools of medicine, dentistry and associated clinical academic disciplines in London, as well as a second senior representative from each school.

The Group is chaired by Professor Deborah Gill, Director of the Medical School, UCL.

See the current membership of London Medicine here.

Our Work

London Medicine is a collaborative programme dedicated to health education and training in London. In 2016 London Medicine & Healthcare launched a flagship initiative: Vital Signs. Vital Signs addresses a range of challenges pertaining both to higher education and health policy which are likely to impact the provision of health education and training over the next five years. We currently run numerous meetings and events dedicated to projects within our Vital Signs initiative. Please contact us for more information.

London Medicine has a remit to:

  • Monitor the healthcare policy environment as it applies to the membership of the Group and identify opportunities and issues of shared concern
  • Liaise with outside bodies to deliver timely interventions in line with the point above
  • Promote the regional, national and international contributions made by London Medicine
  • Coordinate initiatives and projects
  • Promote dialogue between those that develop healthcare policy and higher education policy.

Read the London Medicine Terms of Reference.