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England gets five academic health science centres to compete on global stage

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1005 (Published 11 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1005
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The health secretary, Alan Johnson, announced on 9 March that five academic health science centres are to be created in England, after peer review of the seven final applicants by an international panel of experts.

    The successful centres are Cambridge University Health Partners, Imperial College, King’s Health Partners, Manchester AHSC, and University College London Partners. Bids from Oxford and Birmingham were unsuccessful.

    In July 2007 the junior health minister Ara Darzi had called for …

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