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Arpita Dutt appointed to the CQC's independent review governance panel

In September and October 2022, the CQC announced as follows:

"In September, we announced the appointment of Zoё Leventhal KC of Matrix Chambers to lead the first phase of the independent review into our handling of protected disclosures shared by Mr Shyam Kumar, including whether ethnicity played any part in the management of those disclosures.

In October, we published the terms of reference for this review."

Read the CQC's November press release here announcing the detail of phase 2 of the review comprising 5 work streams, led by the CQC's Director of Integrated Care, Inequalities and Improvement, Scott Durairaj, and overseen by an independent review governance panel comprising:

Dr Ali Hasan an Associate Non-Executive Director at CQC who will chair the independent governance panel. Ali has over 15 years of experience across clinical, commercial, operational and general management and advisory and non-executive roles.

Kate Terroni CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Integrated Care, and Interim Chief Operating Officer. A social worker, Kate was previously a Director of Adult Social Care. Kate has a passion for ensuring that people are at the centre of everything we do and supporting a workforce who are compassionate and valued for the skilled support they deliver.

Scott Durairaj CQC’s Interim Director of the CQC Listening, Learning, Responding to Concerns Review. A paramedic by background, Scott has extensive experience in leadership roles across integrated care systems. Scott designed and directed the South East COVID-19 disparity programme for our diverse populations and workforce. He has a postgraduate certificate in Equality, Sociology and Politics, an MBA, and a CMID in executive business marketing and organisational culture.

Joy Warmington the Chief Executive Officer of brap, one of the most progressive equalities charities in the UK. Her portfolio includes research, learning and organisational development and work across communities. She also spearheads brap’s work on anti-racism and anti-discriminatory practice. Joy has extensive experience working with the NHS, including working at a national level with campaigners on whistleblowing. Joy was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to healthcare and community and is also a Professor at Middlesex University.

Arpita Dutt a nationally reputed employment disputes lawyer and specialist in equality and whistleblowing law, policy, practice and thought leadership across the public and private sectors. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Parrhesia, a charitable organisation focused on the practice, protection and promotion of the human rights of whistleblowers, and founder and Trustee of the Anti-Racist Alliance Trust, a charity focused on education, training and community support. Arpita is also an international accredited mediator driven to promote conflict resolution, equality, inclusion and workplace psychological safety.

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