A global survey of tens of thousands of medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers) has ranked The Wolfson Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic (WDEC), Addenbrooke’s at the Wellcome-MRC lnstitute of Metabolic Science, (IMS) as number one in the UK and one of the top 20 hospitals worldwide for endocrinology.
The World’s Best Specialised Hospitals 2021 survey, published by American magazine Newsweek, ranks the world’s best hospitals in a number of specialised fields including endocrinology.
Dr Tony Coll, Service Lead at WDEC, said:
this recognition is a testament to many decades of focused effort to meaningfully link academic efforts with high quality patient care.
Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FRS FMedSci, Co-Director of the IMS and Scientific Director of NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, added:
The Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science was created with the vision of linking basic and applied research in endocrine and metabolic diseases with excellent clinical care. The Newsweek ranking provides evidence that the Institute is being recognised by colleagues around the world for the quality and inventiveness of its work at the interface between research and patient care.
Global board of experts
The ranking is based on peer recommendations for specific areas of expertise from doctors, health care professionals, hospital managers and administrators from over 20 countries. Newsweek partnered with global market research and consumer data firm Statista Inc to run the survey, which saw more than 40,000 medical experts recommend and assess various hospitals within their respective specialisations. The results of the survey were then validated by a global board of renowned medical experts.