The South West region is the largest of the English regions with a population of 5.2 million, one third of whom live in rural locations outside the major conurbations. Its size and the number of people who live in the area give it the lowest population density of any English health region.
There are 1000km of coastline, including the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and one third of the land comprises National Parks (Dartmoor & Exmoor) or areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The area is home to Stonehenge, the Eden Project, magnificent Bath Spa and numerous, quaint, honey-coloured Cotswold villages.
Beautiful Cornish beaches (the spiritual home of UK surfing), gently rolling Devonshire hills and miles of lush English countryside make the region attractive to anyone who loves the great outdoors. Approximately 22.5 million people visit the region each year to enjoy these and many other attractions.
The region is well connected to the major national road and rail networks, is served by ferry ports and has several airports which handle international flights. The Isles of Scilly, south west of the Cornish peninsula, are easily reached by ferry or by air.
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Local Champions for Medical Schools in this Region
Consultant Urologists in this region who have been designated to advise students on all aspects
of urology and, in particular, to provide help with the annual essay competition are listed below
||Consultant Lead / Hospital
|University of Exeter Medical School
Mr Thomas Dutton
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
|University of Bristol Medical School
||Mr Hashim Hashim
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
|Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry
||Mr Jack Coode-Bate
Derrford Hospital, Plymouth