This program offers an opportunity for students to study the healthcare system in the United Kingdom. Recognized as having one of the finest universal healthcare systems in the world, students study both the National Healthcare Service as well as the private healthcare system which works alongside. Led by your college faculty, each program is custom designed for you and can include site visits and meetings with key and influential health leaders. Available for undergraduate, post graduate and healthcare professionals.
This is a sample program and designed for illustrative purposes only. We custom design every study tour to your specifications.
Day 1 – WINDSOR & LONDON
Arrive in London at Heathrow Airport. Departing Heathrow, take a short journey to Windsor, a town with a long history and association with the Royal Family. The central attraction is the magnificent castle, which has been in continuous use as a royal palace since the middle ages. The town of Windsor is full of character with its narrow streets lined with charming boutiques and antique shops. Following the tour, have brunch at a nearby restaurant. After brunch, it's on to central London. The rest of the day is at leisure (free) to unpack, relax and explore London. Early welcome dinner together.
Day 2 – SEMINAR & TOUR AT QUEEN MARY'S HOSPITAL
Morning seminar with the Primary Care Trust Staff at Queen Mary's Hospital in London. This includes an introduction to the National Health Service by a senior official plus commentary and Q&A from other dignitaries from the private sector. Following the seminar we take a full tour of the Mental Health and Rapid Diagnostic wings, also of the Walk-in Centre. Remainder of the day will be available for leisure time in London.
Day 3 – CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL
Morning visit and tour of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in Fulham. Visit Acute Hospital Trust wards, and be led on a two and a half tour by the Hospital Manager. Afternoon visit to University College Hospital and the NHS Foundation Trust.
Day 4 – OXFORD & STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
A break from academics today as we take an excursion to Shakespeare Country, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Oxford. We travel first to Oxford, known as the city of dreaming spires as it has been home to the many colleges of the world famous university of Oxford for over 700 years! Over this time many of the world's most influential writers, statesmen and thinkers have passed through the university. A short journey takes us to Stratford-Upon-Avon, for an inside visit to Shakespeare's birthplace. Then it's on to Shottery to visit Anne Hathaway's cottage.
Day 5 – WELLINGTON HOSPITAL
Morning visit and tour of the north London Wellington Hospital. The afternoon is available for independent study or perhaps an option to witness the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, one of the most important public theatres ever built.
The evening will include a visit to the Old Palace at Hatfield House, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I. There you will enjoy a four course Elizabethan Banquet, with mead and wine. Wenches in authentic costume will serve us as you're entertained by jousting knights, court jesters and strongmen, and serenaded by minstrels in the candle lit splendor of the Great Hall.
Day 6 – BATH & STONEHENGE
Full day excursion to the Georgian town of Bath, settled by the Romans who were the first to discover the hot underground springs. Bath fell largely dormant as a town following the departure of the Romans from Britain. Only in the Georgian Era of England, when the medicinal properties of spa waters once again came into fashion, did the city 'spring' to life. You'll visit the original Roman Baths and Spa Pump Rooms and have time to explore this delightful town. Then it's on to Stonehenge, on the Salisbury Plains, to view this awe inspiring, prehistoric monument built by the Druids, and wonder at the feat of dragging those huge stones hundreds of miles from the mines in Wales, and the precision with which they are constructed into a temple.
Day 7 – DEPARTURE
Depart Hotel in the morning and proceed to Heathrow Airport.
7 Nights Hotel
Sightseeing & Seminars:
All site visits, seminars and top level guest speakers highly respected in their fields. Downtime sightseeing at places such as Stratford, Bath and Stonehenge, Hatfield House Elizabethan Banquet.
Airport-hotel transfers, hotel and local taxes, baggage handling, touring by deluxe private motorcoach, services of a professional tour manager, local specialist guides.
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