Halligan to remain with the NHS

Aidan Halligan, the deputy chief medical officer who was joint senior responsible owner for the national programme for IT, will...

Aidan Halligan, the deputy chief medical officer who was joint senior responsible owner for the national programme for IT, will not be taking the £300,000 job as chief executive of the Irish Health Services Executive.

In September Halligan said he was making the move after just six months as joint senior responsible owner of the world's biggest civil IT project.

It was, he said, "a once in a lifetime opportunity".

But Halligan never resigned from his NHS post and never signed a contract for his new role.

The Department of Health told Computer Weekly that Halligan would continue in his post as deputy chief medical officer, but would have no responsibility for the national programme for IT.

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