Nick Partridge

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Kirsten O'Brien and Nick Partridge at the Lighthouse Gala auction in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust.

Sir Nicholas Wyndham Partridge, OBE, is a leading British health care and HIV/AIDS care activist.


He has worked for the Terrence Higgins Trust in the UK since 1985[1] when he started in the postroom,[citation needed] subsequently working his way to become Chief Executive in 1991. He has been a consistent voice in the media coverage of AIDS in all its aspects from health promotion, social care and advocacy to treatment issues.[citation needed]

He is also Chair of Involve, an advisory group promoting public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. He lives in Peckham, London with his partner of 27 years, a counselling psychologist.[1]


In 1999 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his contribution to the charitable sector and was appointed a Commissioner of the Commission for Health Improvement.[1] Partridge was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours.[2]

In 2006, he was declared one of the 100 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain by the Independent;[3] and in 2010 was ranked 75th (rising from 89th the previous year) in the same list.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Greenhalgh, Hugo (March 8, 2013). "At home: Sir Nick Partridge". Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 58929. p. 1. 31 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Gay Power: The pink list", The Independent, 2 July 2006, retrieved 1 December 2008 [dead link]
  4. ^ "The IoS Pink List 2010", The Independent on Sunday (London: Independent Print Limited), 1 August 2010, retrieved 11 September 2011