Information about the Independent Reconfiguration Panel's members, meeting minutes and business reviews.
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel is chaired by Lord Bernard Ribeiro.
The lay members are:
- Cath Broderick, an independent consultant with a specialist interest in patient and public engagement, consultation and organisational and member development
- Diane Davies, a volunteer patient and carer representative and “expert by experience” supporting Care Quality Commission inspections
- Mary Elford, vice chair of a mental health and community services trust and non-executive director of Health Education England
- Linn Phipps, an independent consultant with a specialist interest in patient and public engagement, effective health scrutiny by local government and addressing health inequalities
- Suzanne Shale, an independent consultant in healthcare ethics, patient safety and healthcare leadership
The clinical members are:
- Shera Chok, a GP in east London and Associate Medical Director at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
- Nick Coleman, a consultant in intensive care medicine and Associate Medical Director at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke on Trent
- Shane Duffy, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London
- Stephen D’Souza, a consultant in vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Helen Thomson, a former chief nurse and deputy chief executive at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
The managerial members are:
- Glenn Douglas, Chief Executive of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
- Rosemary Granger, a leadership coach and independent consultant since 2010, working with the NHS and local authorities
- Brenda Howard, an independent consultant who has held director level positions in a variety of organisations within the NHS
- Simon Morritt, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Hugh Ross, an independent consultant with 35 years experience in the NHS, including nearly 20 years at chief executive level
Further information about members can be found in.
Declarations of interest
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When deciding what to declare, members should consider whether a member of the public, acting reasonably, would consider that the interest in question might influence their words, actions or decisions.
The members’ declarations form a register of members’ interests, which is maintained by the IRP secretariat.
Minutes of IRP meetings
Previous minutes can be found on the IRP pages on the National Archive.