New publications launched at NHSCC event on the role of lay members in the future of commissioning

Today, we are launching two new publications at our NHSCC Lay Members Network annual event, which focuses on the role that CCG lay members will play in the future of commissioning.

The role of the non-executive community in the NHS

Supporting change_borderThe first, Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change is a joint publication with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

It summarises discussions held at two events earlier this year that brought together  more than 200 CCG lay members and trust non-executive directors (NEDs).

Hosted by NHS England in collaboration with NHSCC and NHS Improvement, these events focused on how lay members and NEDs can contribute to the integration and transformation of their local health communities.

The publication looks at attendees’:

  • perspectives on the lay member and NED role
  • insights on current system change
  • views on the next steps for lay members, NEDs and health and care organisations.

Read Supporting change in your NHS: The non-executive community in transformational change.

Professional development of lay members

The second publication we are launching is a checklist to help CCGs support the professional development of their lay members. It is the final checklist in our series on the lay member role, and follows on from the two we published earlier this year to support CCGs with lay member recruitment and induction and training.

Prof_dev_checklist_clipIt looks at:

  • appraisals
  • professional development
  • career development opportunities
  • planning for the future.

Susanne Hasselmann, chair of NHSCC’s Lay Members Network said: “Lay members bring a wealth of experience to CCG governing bodies. Supporting their  professional development is important, not only to maximise the contribution they can make during their term at the CCG but also to encourage and enable them to take up similar roles after this finishes so that their skills and knowledge are not lost to the NHS.”

Read Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members.

28 November 2017