The United Kingdom has a proud history of combining teaching talent with medical practice in its University College Hospitals. There are many of these located across the country.
Some of the more well known ones are Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, University Hospital Leicester, Cambridge University, Southampton Hospital, Nottingham University, Kings College Hospital (London), Imperial College (London) and University College London Hospital.
University Hospitals combine service, teaching and research to make world class institutions. The teaching quality at the UK leading colleges attracts students from around the world.
The quality of academic research conducted within these institutions allows the quality of care provided to the patients they treat to be at the forefront of best practice throughout the UK.
One of the oldest hospital and college connections began in 1424 at the Whittington Hospital. Over time the ties grew closer as in course former clerks of the college became pensioners in the hospital.