London has an incredible concentration of higher education institutions (HEIs) engaged in the education and research of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. There are also many world-class institutions conducting research, delivering healthcare and working in the life science industry in the capital.

The close proximity of these organisations to each other enables collaborations at an individual and organisational level to take place more easily. Such collaborations enhance education and research and lead to improvements in patient care.

  • Three of England’s six Academic Health Science Centres are in London
  • London has three Academic Health Science Networks that collaborate with over 70 partners
  • The new partnership that forms The Francis Crick Institute is based in London
  • There are many National Institute for Health Research funded facilities in London conducting research to improve patient outcomes

More information

Read the supporting articles and case studies on the left hand side to find out more about collaborations in London.