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NHS: Training

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to establish an Academic Health Science Centre; and if she will make a statement. (141627)

The Secretary of State has given approval for Hammersmith Hospitals national health service trust and St. Mary's NHS trust to consult on a merger of the two organisations. This consultation would be the first stage of a process to create the first Academic Health Science Centre in the United Kingdom. The consultation began on 1 May 2007 and will run for three months.