London Medicine

Bringing together the heads of the London schools of medicine, dentistry and clinical academic disciplines



London Medicine is unique in providing a forum for senior academic and managerial representatives from across London’s health education sector – we discuss emerging issues in the delivery of health education and research in the capital, as well as collaborate on initiatives in the interest of the members.

Our remit is to:

  1. Monitor the healthcare policy environment and identify opportunities and issues of share concern;
  2. Coordinate and manage initiatives and projects;
  3. Liaise with stakeholders and bodies to deliver timely interventions;
  4. Promote dialogue between those that develop healthcare policy and higher education policy.
  5. Promote the contributions made by London Medicine.


Vital Signs

Vital Signs addresses a range of challenges relating to both higher education and health policy which impact the provision of medical and dental education and training in London. At present we are working on Theme 3: Access and successful student experiences for widening participation medical students in London. Findings relating to this theme will be published in late 2019.

 Theme 1: Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Medicine

Maximising the potential of clinical placements in London and understanding student’s perspectives. Mapping the placement provision across London’s five medical schools.

Theme 2: The Experiences of Medical and Dental Clinical Academic Trainees in London

The key research objectives covered by this project were 1) To explore how clinical academic trainee pathways are working in London for medicine and dentistry, and 2) To identify areas where pan-London collaboration could be utilised to address or alleviate any of the challenges encountered by individuals pursuing clinical academic training in London

 “There’s Nowhere Like London”

There’s Nowhere Like London” celebrates what is unique about studying medicine & dentistry in London. We showcase the range of opportunities available to the city’s health students, highlight the different ways in which medical and dental schools and their students interact with London and with their local communities, and explore how these opportunities can be maximised. A dedicated event on this initiative will take place in June 2019, and to accompany this a booklet showcasing the unique opportunities available in London will be published.

 Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education

London Medicine has been engaging with the expansion currently taking place in undergraduate medical education in England.

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