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Speaker Biography

Gerald Pilkington

Gerald Pilkington has over 25 years of experience working in health across the independent sector (acute, long-term care and rehabilitation), National Health Service, and a national adult social care efficiency programme.

Having trained as an accountant and gained experience in a diverse range of industries including healthcare, Gerald moved into general management. He has direct experience leading an acute and long-term care provider group with acute and community hospitals, day surgery units, adult care homes and daycare facilities, and a residential rehabilitation unit.

More recently Gerald has worked with the Care Services Efficiency Delivery programme, as part of the Department of Health’s programme to support 152 English local authorities to achieve their efficiency targets within adult social care. He has led the programme’s work on homecare re-ablement. Working with Councils to build a body of evidence, the programme has sought to share this with local authorities and provide support. Currently 149 Councils out of 152 are known to be either operating a service, enhancing an existing service or are at various stages of implementing or planning a service.