Lay Members Network

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 to share the experiences and challenges of their crucial role on CCG governing bodies.

The aim of the Lay Members Network is to provide a safe space for all members to come together, support each other on operational issues of commissioning and become more effective commissioners.

The network is member led and aims to support members in working together so that members:

  • have a safe space for individual and group interactions and debates on hot topics
  • can share best practice
  • are provided with a strong collective voice.


The Lay Members Network have produced three briefings:

stp-checklist_tiltThe network also led on the STP checklist for governance and engagement that NHSCC produced in partnership with NHS ConfederationNational 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:

Find out more

For more information on how to get involved, please email