In the UK, we're very lucky to enjoy some of the best medical care in the world. Of course, we didn't get here without a lot of hard work. History is filled with clever people whose important scientific breakthroughs have saved thousands of lives.
We've looked at some of the biggest moments in the history of medicine to see how we got here, and investigated the exciting future developments that are set to make healthcare even better in the next few years.
Browse through our interactive timeline to find out more.