London benefits from the concentration of medical, dental and pharmacy higher education institutions (HEIs) in the capital. This is particularly the case when considering the relationship between HEIs and the NHS and the benefits this creates for patient care. Medical, dental and pharmacy HEIs also make a considerable impact on the quality and quantity of research in the capital.

  • A highly skilled workforce trained through innovative teaching methods informed by research
  • 53% of all research income to HEIs in London was for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy
  • Innovation in the health service and service transformation, for example  by revolutionising stroke care
  • An academic workforce that contributes to research and development, informing and evaluating new methods of practice to improve patient care

More information

Read the supporting articles and case studies on the left hand side to find out more about the regional impact of London’s medical, dental and pharmacy higher education.