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Our press office and regional teams provide information to journalists working for national and regional press, TV, radio, trade and consumer publications.

National team

Journalists with a media enquiry or interview request can contact our media team in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 020 7448 9401 (9.00am–5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays)
  • Out of office hours: 07789 876 508 (for members of the media only)
  • Via our webform
  • Twitter: @CQCPressOffice (office hours only)

If your media enquiry or request relates to specific health or adult social care services in England, please contact our regional team.

If you are not a journalist, please call 03000 616161.

  • Anna Jefferson, Head of Media
  • Laura Conn, Media Manager
  • Kirstin Hannaford, Senior Media Officer (Hospitals and acute care)
  • Tom Niblett, Senior Media Officer (Adult social care)
  • Stephen Clark, Senior Media Officer (General practice, dentistry and other primary care)
  • Maryellen Clare, Senior Media Officer (Mental Health)

Regional team


  • Mark Humphreys, Regional Engagement Officer
    Tel: 0191 201 1675 | Email
  • David Fryer, Regional Engagement Manager
    Tel: 07754 438750 or 01900 336787 | Email


  • Ray Cooling, Regional Engagement Manager)
    Tel: 07341 739176 | Email


  • Helen Gildersleeve, Regional Engagement Officer
    Tel: 0191 233 3379 | Email
  • Louise Grifferty, Regional Engagement Manager
    Tel: 07717 422917 | Email


  • Farrah Chandra, Regional Engagement Officer
    Tel: 07917 594574 | Email
  • John Scott, Regional Engagement Manager
    Tel: 07789 875809 | Email


Last updated:
16 July 2019


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