The world’s largest public health service, the NHS, is a major employer in the UK, spending around £17 billion on goods and services annually.

In England’s East Midlands, the NHS employs 80,000 people, with an annual budget of around £6 billion, and serves 4.3 million people. NHS East Midlands oversees the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), NHS Acute Hospitals, mental health and learning disabilities and ambulance services.

The healthcare industry in the region is thriving, with over 500 companies operating in this sector. This includes 270 specialist medical device companies, with expertise across design and development, clinical trials and manufacturing.

Key sectors > Healthcare and bioscience > Healthcare