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Life expectancy at birth in Glasgow is the lowest in the UK – more than six years below the national average for Glaswegian men.


The Real Jekyll & Hyde? The Deacon Brodie story

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle University is one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence. From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today is counted amongst the top 130 universities in the world and within the top 20 universities in the UK.


The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size.

James Cook provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciencesrenal medicinespinal injuriesmajor traumacardiothoracicvascular surgery and cancer services.


Scarborough General Hospital is the local district general NHS hospital. It is run by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is the largest employer in the area employing over 2,400 staff.,_North_Yorkshire


Medieval York was also a hospital city.  There were approximately 500 hospital beds, serving a much wider community than the 10,000 locals.  In practice the hospitals often acted more like hospices, they were religious institutions that prepared the severely ill for their deaths.


In 1856, Thomas James Smith opened a chemist's shop in Hull and established his business selling cod liver oil to hospitals.

Smith and Nephew, now a FTSE 100 company, was formed when he was joined in 1896 by his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith and is now a successful billion-pound global medical devices business.



Leeds changed the world with x-ray crystallography

One of the most important scientific progressions of the 20th century occurred at the University of Leeds. William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg discovered the structure of crystals using x-ray technology and helped pave the way for all manner of new discoveries in the years to come, including work on the structure of DNA.


Why Blackpool is the unhealthiest place in England

Life expectancy in the seaside town is the worst in England.


The world’s first Tropical School of Medicine opened in Liverpool


Chester hospital baby deaths: Nurse Lucy Letby arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies



A University of Nottingham professor revolutionised medicine. The first MRI machine was only big enough to fit a finger in, but they grew and popularity and are now widely used by doctors looking at brain tumours, Parkinson's and strokes.


The Medical School at Leicester admits approximately 241 students every year: to accommodate them, a new medical teaching building opened in 2015 with state-of-the-art facilities. Leicester stands out from lots of medical schools in that it offers full-body dissection and prosecution: groups of about 6-9 students work with a cadaver over the course of their studies. This hands-on approach means that there are very few lectures and an emphasis on learning through problem-solving. The school also boasts the smallest clinical teaching groups in the UK.




Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust became one of the first ten English NHS foundation trusts in 2004


The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Medicines Information (MI) Service is situated within the pharmacy department at the hospital. The MI service is a well established dynamic centre that is part of the UK Medicines Information (UKMi) network.


Colchester Hospital facts and figures

Outpatient attendances* 428,221

Accident & Emergency patients 87,31

Inpatient and day case admissions† 95,728

Babies born 3,628


Roger Bannister, a 25 year old medical student, was the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. This feat was achieved in 1954 at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds.


Great Ormond Street Hospital was gifted the copyright of Peter Pan by the author. J.M. Barrie -- he had no children of his own so made sure that the hospital received royalties from all associated works and performances of his masterpiece.

Southend on sea

When the first blood donors were enlisted for emergencies in 1939, the bottles for holding the blood were supplied by Howards Dairies in Leigh, Southend-on-Sea.





The railway was one reason why the Royal Berks was built in the 19th century.

The first patient treated at the Royal Berks was George Earley, a railway worker aged 15. He was treated for a severe compound fracture of the upper arm which required amputation at the shoulder.


Swindon Town’s football Stadium was used as a Prisoner of War Hospital camp during the final stages of WWII. The large camp was originally established as a station hospital for US servicemen injured during the D-Day landings, but after they returned home, the camp was adapted to hold the growing numbers of captured Germans as the war ended.


From the 1700s onwards, Bath did not just have great medical facilities, but rather the entire city was a medical hub; local hospitals worked together with the spa to treat patients. From 1742, a major part of this network was The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD). Located in the centre of Bath, the RNHRD has an international reputation for treatment for rheumatic conditions.



John Horton was accused of murdering his girlfriend in 1821 and was subsequently hanged in Bristol. The doctor who testified against him took his body for ‘medical purposes’ and had parts of his skin tanned to bind a book, which you can go and look at in Bristol today.


Cardiff University School of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the UK which offers a new, modernised curriculum based on Case-Based Learning. This involves smaller group teaching, more patient contact and earlier finals. The idea is to help in the creation of better doctors of the future, firmly grounded in sound scientific evidence.





As of 2012 the hospital has more than 3,400 staff and approximately 774 beds, providing a comprehensive range of hospital services for a population of more than 550,000


Swansea University Medical School is a Top 3 UK medical school. Providing an interdisciplinary approach, we educate and train tomorrow's doctors and life scientists. Offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we rank 1st in the UK for research environment, and 2nd for overall research quality. We collaborate with industry in a spirit of open innovation.


Brighton Facts:

The Royal Pavilion was used as a military hospital for Indian soldiers during World War 1


Southampton's police service is provided by Hampshire Constabulary. The main base of the Southampton operation is a new, eight-storey purpose-built building which cost £30 million to construct.


Tony Hancock was born in Southam Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, but, from the age of three, he was brought up in Bournemouth, Hampshire, where his father, John Hancock, who ran the Railway Hotel in Holdenhurst Road, worked as a comedian and entertainer


Exeter resident uses, on average, 160 litres of water every day.


During the First World War several hospitals and convalescent homes were set up in the town. Between the wars, a major advertising campaign by the Great Western Railway ensured that Torquay became a major holiday resort




Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Ministry of Defence Hospital Units, or MDHUs, are military healthcare facilities, embedded within a civilian hospital or National Health Service hospital. The Armed Forces no longer run dedicated Military hospitals, the last of such hospitals closing or turned over to the local NHS trust in 1995. MDHUs operate under the direction of Defence Medical Services,[1] who operate five MDHUs in the UK


Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

The primary function of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) is to provide medical support to military operational deployments. It also provides secondary and specialist care for members of the armed forces. It is a dedicated training centre for defence personnel and a focus for medical research.


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