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Appointment of Chair to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS Board

It has been announced today (January 18) that David Pearson has been appointed as Chair of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS). 

NHS England and NHS Improvement made the appointment following the ICS Board’s recommendation for David Pearson to be made the substantive Chair for the Nottinghamshire system. David has been Chair of the ICS since its inception in 2016 and will take up the substantive position from 1 March 2019.

The Board welcomed the decision and recognised the role David has played in taking the ICS footprint on its journey so far to make Nottingham and Nottinghamshire one of the leading systems in the country to integrate health and care. 

David has worked for Nottinghamshire County Council for 36 years and became the Director of the former Social Services department, with responsibility for adults and children, in 2005. In 2006, following a change in legislation he became Corporate Director for Adult Social Care and Health.

With a career full of examples of leading joint working with health and social care, David has collected numerous awards. In 2014 the county’s Better Care Fund plan became one of only five national exemplar plans to have its application fast-tracked by the Department of Health, with the Council being the only two tier authority to achieve this status.

Dr Hugh Porter, Chair and Clinical Lead, Nottingham City CCG, on behalf of the CCG clinical leads, said: “David’s dedication, passion and ambition have been critical to our system’s development to join up services across health and social care to provide the best care for the people of Nottinghamshire.


The Board is delighted to have David in post. He has been fundamental in driving the change and collaboration across health and care for many years. Nottinghamshire is privileged to have him on the Board.”  

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