Nottinghamshire County Council , Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Health
In 2016, David was asked to lead the development of a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for health and social care services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The STP was named as one of the more advanced STP’s (now Integrated Care Systems) in 2017.
In November 2017 David was invited to be a member of the Independent Panel advising the Government on the development of the Green Paper on Adult Social Care for older people, due to be published in the Summer of 2018.
David has been the Director of Social Services/ Director of Adult Social Care in Nottinghamshire since 2005. He also has responsibility for Public Health and has been Deputy Chief Executive since 2008.
During David’s time as Director Nottinghamshire has become one of the best performing authorities in the country, with a number of services recognised for innovation and excellence. These include personal budgets, direct payments, Delayed Transfers of Care, Integration with health, care implementation and service access arrangements.
In April 2014, David became the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) working with Ministers, government departments and other national organisations and partners on areas including implementation of the Care Act and integration with health. David sat on the Cabinet Committee on winter pressures, chaired by the Secretary of State for Health.
As Treasurer and member of the ADASS Presidents Team David continues to contribute nationally, including work on integration with partners on behalf of ADASS.
David was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in June 2016 for services to adult social care.