Professor Aidan Halligan

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

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Technology speaker and medical expert Professor Aiden Halligan was the first NHS Director of Clinical Governance and is best known for his role as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

Beginning his medical career as Professor of Foetal-Maternal Medicine at the University of Leicester and Head of Obstetric Services at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1997 Professor Aiden Halligan now works as a medical and technology speaker, appearing at medical conferences and after dinner speaker events addressing pharmaceutical companies and medical teams on subjects such as medical governance and technological advancement.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Professor Aidan Halligan has held a number of prestigious roles in the National Health Service including that of Chief of Safety, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Director of Education, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. In 1999, Aidan was invited to become the first Director of Clinical Governance for the National Health Service. It was in the role that Professor Halligan had his first taste of the after dinner speaker circuit when he was asked to speak before government officials and medical experts alike as part of the Leicester-based NHS Clinical Governance Support Team in order to help translate the vision of clinical governance into a nationwide reality.

Professor Aidan Halligan spent several years as the leading medical and technology speaker for the UK Department of Health; with responsibility for issues of clinical governance, patient safety and quality of care across the NHS in England Aiden was frequently called upon to make difficult decisions, communicate his views to opposing parties and appear as a keynote speaker at vital medical conferences.

Whilst in this role Professor Halligan was also joint Senior Responsible Officer for the National Programme for IT, and the senior director sponsor of the Healthcare Commission, National Patient Safety Agency and National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

Professor Halligan has acted as a keynote speaker at medical conferences across the UK, discussing motivation, teamwork, service excellence and change in the industry and has recently been taking lessons learned from the NHS and medical profession and applying these to other industries and businesses.

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