Tom Gentry is the senior manager for health and care policy at Age UK and has been with the charity since 2009
Tom leads Age UK’s policy work on health, wellbeing, the NHS, and social care, developing and promoting service approaches that reflect the needs and aspirations of older people. These include ongoing programmes of work on health inequalities; the impact of living with frailty and multimorbidity in later life; integrating health and social care services; and mental health. Before joining Age UK, Tom was the policy and campaigns manager for a national health charity focused on people with arthritis. Prior to this, Tom was a civil servant; has worked in the Houses of Parliament supporting senior MPs; and has further experience in local government and the NHS in research and analysis.