Two London NHS trusts have agreed to set up a new academic health science centre that will bid to become a foundation trust. Hammersmith Hospitals and St Mary's trust boards formally agreed to the plan to set up the new academic health science centre that will bring together hospitals, medical education and research institutes into one organisation. The new organisation will be sponsored by Imperial College London. It is the first time an organisation other than an NHS trust will bid for foundation status.

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Two London NHS trusts have agreed to set up a new academic health science centre that will bid to become a foundation trust. Hammersmith Hospitals and St Mary's trust boards formally agreed to the plan to set up the new academic health science centre that will bring together hospitals, medical education and research institutes into one organisation. The new organisation will be sponsored by Imperial College London. It is the first time an organisation other than an NHS trust will bid for foundation status.

www.ahsc.org.uk