The Lay Members Network is the national membership network for CCG governing body lay members. It is chaired by Jason Stamp, and offers access to and support from lay members across the country.
It provides a unique opportunity for CCG lay members to share the experiences and challenges of their crucial role in CCG governing bodies and local best practice approaches in a safe space. The network gives lay members a national voice to influence relevant policy development as well as supporting the professional development of lay members.
Earlier in 2019 we held a webinar for our network members ensure their valuable contribution in the merger process is heard. The webinar provided an opportunity for members to hear from a lay member from a recently merged CCG and technical information on the process was provided by NHS England.
Another area of work has been ensuring that the value lay members can bring to the evolving commissioning landscape is recognised and utilised by STP, ICS and ICO leadership.
Supporting change in your NHS, released at Confed 2018, outlines five ways in which the non-executive community can support the development of these structures.
The Lay Members Network has produced the following briefings:
The Lay Members Network has also produced three checklists to support CCGs and lay members on different aspects of the lay member role. These are:
For more information on how to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org