admin April 26, 2019

Chair of first-wave ICS introduces national NHS leadership event

Leaders of healthcare systems across the country attended a development session aimed at promoting the benefits of integrated care earlier this month.

David Pearson, Chair of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System, introduced the workshop on 6 March, which was attended by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP and Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of NHS England.

The aim of the STP/ICS Leaders’ Development Day was to raise awareness of the benefits of integrated care, and to discuss key issues related to integration such as population health management and primary care networks.

David Pearson was appointed as Chair of the first-wave integrated care system in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire after retiring from his executive job as Nottinghamshire County Council Director of Adult Social Care and Deputy Chief executive.

He started work in the new role on 5 March, and shared his experience and ambitions for the new role at the leader’s Workshop.

It was an honour to introduce the workshop and to share in productive discussions with some of the most influential figures involved in shaping healthcare services nationally. In many ways the agenda of the session reflected the job of leaders. It was extremely helpful to discuss the value of local collaboration as well as to understand the ways in which we can further unlock potential. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a local NHS and care system that supports communities and individuals to lead healthy lives.

We also want to harness the expertise and commitment of NHS workers in order to make the very most of our collective resources. The challenge ahead of us is to focus on building long term solutions whilst making sure that the public experience the best performance, most effective use of resources and the best quality through the extraordinary workforce in health and social care.

David Pearson had been the lead of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS, and previously the patch’s
sustainability and transformation partnership, since 2016.

He has been a prominent advocate of social care funding reform and of health and social care integration. More
recently he has served as a member of a panel of experts advising government on its forthcoming social care
green paper.

Nottingham and Notts was one of the first STPs designated as an “integrated care system”, and was the first to
appoint a managing director, Wendy Saviour.

It was an honour to introduce the workshop and to share in productive discussions with some of the most influential figures involved in shaping healthcare services nationally. In many ways the agenda of the session reflected the job of leaders. It was extremely helpful to discuss the value of local collaboration as well as to understand the ways in which we can further unlock potential. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a local NHS and care system that supports communities and individuals to lead healthy lives.

We also want to harness the expertise and commitment of NHS workers in order to make the very most of our collective resources. The challenge ahead of us is to focus on building long term solutions whilst making sure that the public experience the best performance, most effective use of resources and the best quality through the extraordinary workforce in health and social care.