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Commentary: Collaborative Governance for Innovation in the National Health Service: Early Reflections on the Development of Academic Health Science Networks


  • Steve Fairman is director of business, improvement, and research for the National Health Service England, where he is a national leader on the establishment of Academic Health Science Networks. Previously, he worked in both local authorities and a university social research unit. Trained as a demographer, and more recently as a health economist, he has led a number of complex multiorganizational improvement programs to successful conclusion. E-mail:

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