Social care - Independent Review Panel minutes: June 2023

Minutes from the meeting of the group on 13 June 2023.

Attendees and apologies

  • 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
  • Lillian Cringles
  • Megan Moffat
  • Neelam Bakshi
  • Satjit Singh
  • Paul Redfern

Scottish Government personnel and secretariat 

  • Iain MacAllister
  • Kerry Brooks
  • Laura Ferguson


  • Lee Knifton
  • Kate Sang

Items and actions

Approval of minutes from May meeting

The Panel approved the minutes and agreed to be published on the IRISR website.

Reflections and feedback

The Chair provided an update to the Panel about the updated timelines of the review and publishing the final report in September.

The Chair and Vice Chair thanked the Panel members for their comments and feedback on the draft chapters for the final report. The Panel members shared their thoughts and feedback about the draft chapters.

Action: Revised final chapters will be shared with the Panel for further comment.

Discussion about draft recommendations

The Chair and Vice Chair shared a set of draft recommendations with the Panel. The Panel members shared specialist knowledge and advice to help inform the recommendations.

Any other business 

The Chair and Vice Chair requestioned an additional meeting on Thursday 29 June via Teams.

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