International Festival of Public Health

Professor Aidan Halligan was the Director of Well North, a Public Health England programme to improve health and wellbeing across the North of England. He was also Principal of the NHS Staff College for leadership development and Chairman of Pathway, a charity that has developed health services for the homeless within the NHS.

He became a professor in foetal and maternal medicine in Leicester before taking on a national role as the first
NHS Director of Clinical Governance. He went on to become Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, with
responsibility for issues of clinical governance, patient safety and quality of care across the NHS in England.

Tragically, Aidan passed away suddenly at the age of 57. Below is a link to an obituary for Aidan which featured
in The Guardian.