Social Care Commentator David Brindle joins Healthcomms Consulting’s Strategic Council

Healthcomms Consulting (HCC) is delighted to announce the arrival of David Brindle as a Strategic Adviser. David is a leading commentator on social care issues, with more than 30 years’ experience of the sector as a journalist and Non Executive of various bodies.

David’s highly regarded commentary on social care issues over the course of his tenure at the Guardian will be familiar to many, where he served as Social Affairs Correspondent from 1988. He became editor of the Society Guardian and from 2004 to 2020 was the newspaper’s Public Services Editor.

David has won a range of awards for his commentary on social care, disability, mental health and nursing, including Social Care Personality of the Year.

David has held roles as  a Non Executive or Trustee of charities and housing associations for 25 years. He holds a number of advisory roles with bodies including the NIHR School for Social Care Research and has recently served as a member of the Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Commission.

He provides strategic policy and communications advice to organisations including the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

HCC’s managing director Sara Petela commented:

“David’s expertise in social care speaks for itself. I’ve long admired his insights and commentary into the pressing issues facing social care, so I am especially pleased that he has joined our growing team of Strategic Advisers.

Social care has never been more high profile in terms of government policy and we have seen many organisations operating in the social care space recognise the unparalleled opportunity this presents. Having David’s contribution to our discussions with social care clients will help ensure we continue to ensure their voices are heard”.

David joins Julia Scott (former chief executive of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists) and Jackie Fielding (Non Executive on the Board of NICE and former Vice President for Medtronic) on HCC’s Strategic Council.

For more information on David’s appointment or how he can advise you with any social care queries you have, please contact

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