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New funding announced for non-executive community networks

By Valeria Fiore
11 September 2018

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Seven pilot sites will receive up to £3,000 to develop lay members and non-executive directors’ (NEDs) networks, NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) has announced.

The body representative of CCGs said it teamed with NHS England and NHS Improvement to set aside a £20,000 fund supporting the development of local non-executive community networks.

NHSCC said the plan is to roll out the scheme more widely if the pilot stage is successful.

Starting from yesterday (10 September), lay members and non-executive directors can apply for their share of funding, which was issued in a bid to achieve greater collaboration and integration across an STP, ICS, or ICP.

They have until 5pm on 10 October to submit their application form to

The funding was made available after members of the NHSCC Lay Members Network pointed to a lack of NED input when it comes the development of STPs and ICSs, according to NHSCC Lay Members Network chair Susanne Hasselmann.

She said: ‘There was a sense that collaboration across the non-executive and CCG lay member community locally could enhance and support the delivery of transformation.’

Ms Hasselmann added: ‘We are looking to foster innovation and new ways of engaging across a local system and hope that the pilots will act as exemplars and that we can spread the learning from them across the country in the future.’

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