Our media office

Page last updated: 29 December 2023
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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.

Who to contact

If you are:

National team

Journalists from a national or trade outlet with a media enquiry or interview request can contact our media team by:

  • Email: media.team@cqc.org.uk
  • Telephone: 020 38 55 46 21 (9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays)
  • Out of office hours: 07789 876 508 (for members of the media only)
  • Twitter: @CQCPressOffice (office hours only)

National media team members

  • Anna Jefferson, Head of Media
  • Laura Conn, Media Manager
  • Kirstin Hannaford, Senior Media Adviser (hospitals and acute care)
  • Phil Gillen, Senior Media Adviser (adult social care)
  • Stephen Clark, Senior Media Adviser (general practice, dentistry and other primary care)
  • Catherine Hope Foster, Senior Media Adviser (mental health)
  • Mark Humphreys, Media Officer

Regional team

Journalists from regional media can send general enquiries to: regional.comms@cqc.org.uk

Kerri James, Regional Communications and Engagement Lead | email

If you have a media enquiry or interview request for a specific region you can contact regional communications team members directly.

North East and Yorkshire, North West and Midlands

East of England, London

South East and South West

  • John Scott, Regional Communications and Engagement Manager   
    Telephone: 07789 875809 | john.scott@cqc.org.uk
  • Ellie Rendell, Regional Communications and Engagement Officer   
    Telephone: 07789 876755 | ellie.rendell@cqc.org.uk