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The Pulteney Practice

Established in the 1920s, the practice offers a fully integrated primary medical care team including medical provision and dentistry by a team of general practitioners, nurses, therapists and dentists. The Great Pulteney Street Surgery is based in an elegant Georgian town house near the city centre of Bath at 35 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4BY. The practice also operates Bathampton Surgery, a modern health centre in the small village of Bathampton at 29 Holcombe Lane, Bathampton, BA2 6UL.

The Pulteney Practice have welcomed Bath Medical Museum into their premises at 35-36 Great Pulteney Street where the museum offices are now based and where a selection of objects from the museum’s collections are on display. The practice has also provided space in their Bathampton Surgery where the museum’s collections store is now located.

Further information on The Pulteney Practice can be found via their website at www.pulteney.co.uk.

Royal United Hospitals, Bath (RUH)

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992.

In 2015, the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust and embarked on a programme of redevelopment to transform their site and further improve the services they provide, including the purpose built RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre, where artworks and objects in the RNHRD and Bath Medical Museum collections are on display.

Further information on the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust can be found via their website at www.ruh.nhs.uk.

Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD)

The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), previously located in the former Royal Mineral Water Hospital, is a specialist hospital with an international reputation for research and expertise in rheumatology, chronic fatigue and pain management. The RNHRD also provides diagnostic, endoscopy and clinical measurement services, and treats patients from across the country offering services in rheumatology, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, cancer related fatigue and fatigue linked to other long-term conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

In 2012 the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, formally the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, opened a small museum to showcase the historic artwork and objects in their collection. In 2015, the RNHRD was acquired by the local acute hospital, the Royal United Hospitals Bath, and now operates in the purpose built RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre on the RUH site. The artwork and objects in the RNHRD Collection are now owned by the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, with a proportion of the collection on loan to and administered by the Bath Medical Museum. As custodians of the collection, the Trust’s arts and design programme, Art at the Heart, and Bath Medical Museum have managed the relocation of a number of artefacts and paintings that are now on display at the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre.

Further information on the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases can be found at the RNHRD website.