NHSCC launch checklist for recruiting CCG lay members

Lay Members R checklistToday we have launched a new checklist to support CCGs with recruiting lay members. Aimed at CCG chairs, members of the CCG governing body and lay members, the new checklist provides a series of questions that can be asked to start conversations about both recruitment and succession planning.

The checklist looks at:

  • succession planning – when should you recruit and what skills do you need?
  • defining the lay member’s role description
  • the recruitment process
  • the interview process.

A list of helpful resources that CCGs can use when looking to recruit their lay members are also included on the checklist.

Susanne HasselmannSusanne Hasselmann, chair of NHSCC’s Lay Members Network said: “Lay members play an integral role on the CCG governing body in making sure that engagement and governance is right. They provide CCGs with constructive challenge, scrutiny, and an external view.

“It is crucial that CCGs have good succession plans and a robust recruitment process in place to make sure that they are getting the best people for the job with the right qualities, experience, and knowledge to act in an effective non-executive role. This checklist aims to support CCGs to do just that.”

This is the first in a planned series, looking at different aspects of the lay member role, with checklists on induction and training and development for lay members set to follow later this year.

Download the checklist.

Find out more about our Lay Members Network and read a blog from Susanne Hasselmann on NHS Voices about why we need to maximise the value of lay member recruitment, training and development.

26 June 2017