David Pearson

David Pearson

David was the director of Adult Social Care and Health for 14 years and the deputy chief executive for 10 years with Nottinghamshire County Council before retiring in January 2019.

David has wide experience of leadership at a local, national, and regional level in care and health and wider public services.

He is a past president of the Association Directors of Adult Social Services in England and continues to act as an advisor to the government on social care and health reform. He was appointed by the government in November 2017 to be an independent advisor on the Social Care Green Paper in England.

Since the end of March 2020 he has been senior lead for all social care related matters in the NHS and in June 2020 was appointed by the government to the role chair of the COVID – 19 Social Care Support Taskforce which completed its work at the end of August.

He was also the independent chair of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Health and Care System.

  • Missing piece of jigsaw - integration - integrated care

    Stop debating whether ICSs are the answer - get on and make them work


    As national advisers on the development of integrated care systems, Donna Hall and Sir David Pearson provide insight and support to emerging national guidance and policy, to local systems on different aspects of their journey towards integration and are involved in initiatives which build bridges between local government, social care ...

  • David Pearson 3x2

    Social care providers must have a say in ICS decisions


    The eighth first in a series of articles commissioned by HSJ from the National Care Forum to explore the most pressing issues in the care sector. ICSs provide a significant opportunity to do things differently and overcome some of those historical challenges by bringing together key partners to develop and ...

  • David Pearson 3x2
    HSJ Partners

    The missing link – housing, health and care


    Safe, quality housing is essential to maintain independence: keeping people safe and well at home, enabling as much choice and control in their lives as possible, writes David Pearson.

  • George Godfrey
    HSJ Partners

    Heart Failure: Accelerating change to alleviate the burden on healthcare systems


    Through strong service models, increased awareness, embracing strong multidisciplinary team working, and a more holistic approach to an individual’s overall health, we can help achieve improved outcomes for people living with heart failure, writes George Godfrey