National Lay Member Event: Voice and Scrutiny – The Role of the Lay Member

Event Details

  • Venue : Amba Hotel Marble Arch Bryanston St, London W1H 7EH
  • Date : 22 November 2016
  • Event Time : 09:00am - 4:00pm


This year’s national lay member event will focus on  the role of CCG lay members in place-based systems of care and will provide an opportunity to network, share best practices, and engage with system leaders on what the changing commissioning landscape means for you as a lay member.

With four weeks to go until the event, we’re pleased to announce the programme and share some highlights of the day:

STP governance and engagement

Key Note speaker: Ravi Baghirathan, Deputy Director – Strategy Group, NHS England
Ravi will discuss progress with STPs and the role of CCG lay members in supporting their delivery, and answer your questions on the next steps for the implementation.

Panel discussion:  Ensuring that STPs reflect the public voice

  • Hugh Alderwick, Senior Policy Adviser to CEO, King’s Fund
  • Susanne Hasselmann, Chair, NHSCC Lay Member Network and Lay Member, NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG
  • Andy Payne, Head of Network Development, Healthwatch England
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices

Panellists will discuss and engage in a Q&A on public engagement and governance processes for delivering plans and the questions that remain about assurance and scrutiny.

Managing Conflicts of Interest

Key Note speaker: Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, CBE, Chair, NHS England Board
A conversation with Sir Malcolm Grant on the outcomes of the recent consultation on managing conflicts of interest in the NHS and what this means for CCGs.

Break-out workshops 

In breakout sessions you’ll have the chance to connect and engage with peers over common challenges and experiences related to patient and public involvement and audit and governance.

Making difficult decisions and prioritisation 

This session will provide case study examples to help equip lay members to better engage with broader communities in a place, particularly around service change and transformation.


  • Jon Rush, Lay Member, NHS Cumbria CCG (invited)
  • Sue Stevenson, Chief Operating Officer, Healthwatch Cumbria
  • Jason Stamp, Lay Member NHS Hull CCG