The Independent Reconfiguration Panel is chaired by Lord Bernard Ribeiro.
The lay members are:
- 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
- James Partridge, founder of Changing Faces, the UK charity supporting and representing people with disfigurements
- 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
- 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:
- Rosemary Granger, a leadership coach and independent consultant since 2010, working with the NHS and local authorities
- Simon Morritt, Chief Executive of Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust
- Zoe Penn, executive Medical Director, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Mark Taylor, former Chief Officer of North Norfolk CCG, now working for a GP Federation
- John Wilderspin, a former NHS chief executive in provider and commissioning organisations
Further information about members can be found in
Declarations of interest
IRP members are asked to declare publicly any private interests - both financial and non-financial - which may, or may be perceived to, conflict with public duties.
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.