Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: February 2023

Minutes of the meeting of the group on 2 February 2023.


Attendees and apologies

Chair of the meeting 

  • Dame Sue Bruce (Chair, Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation IRISR)
  • Stuart Currie (Vice Chair, Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation IRISR)

Independent Review Panel members (the panel)

  • David Strang
  • Kate Sang
  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Lillian Cringles
  • Megan Moffat
  • Satjit Singh
  • Paul Redfern

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat 

  • Iain MacAllister
  • Kerry Brooks
  • Arlene Crockett
  • Laura Ferguson


  • Lee Knifton
  • Gordon Black

Items and actions

Approval of minutes from January meeting

Minutes from previous meeting agreed and to be published on the IRISR website.

Actions from previous meeting

No outstanding items to be actioned.

Update on independent analysts’ report  

The draft first chapter of the analysis report was shared with the panel. The panel will have the opportunity to share comments and views on the draft report provided from the independent analysts.

Panel discussion - theme 3: how should inspection, scrutiny and regulation be carried out?

The panel members shared their expertise and opinions regarding how inspection, scrutiny and regulation should be carried out.

The next panel discussion will be theme 4: How will we know systems are working?

Next meeting

The next panel meeting will take place on: Tuesday 14 March (11:00 – 13:00) in COSLA (19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH).

Followed by a joint IRISR panel lunch at 1.00 – 2.00 pm.

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