The Lay Members Network, chaired by Susanne Hasselmann, offers access to and support from lay members across the country. Find out more about the network in the video below.
It provides a unique opportunity for CCG lay members, regardless of their individual function (patient and public involvement, governance, audit, conflict of interest, primary care commissioning) to share the experiences and challenges of their crucial role in CCG and local best practice approaches in a safe space. The network gives lay members a national voice to influence relevant policy development such as conflicts of interest guidance. Finally the network supports the professional development of lay members.
One of the networks most recent areas 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, an infographic that was released at Confed 2018, outlines five ways in which the non-executive community can support the development of these structures and the action that leaders to support them to do so.
The Lay Members Network has produced three briefings:
The network led on the STP checklist for governance and engagement that NHSCC produced in partnership with NHS Confederation, National Voices and the Centre for Public Scrutiny. This supports those delivering change within their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprints to work through key governance and accountability challenges.
The Lay Members Network have also produced three checklists to support CCGs and lay members on different aspects of the lay member role. These are:
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For more information on how to get involved, please email email@example.com