lay member

lay member

A member of the public at large who sits on a board or panel in the UK to act as an advocate for public interests.
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Lay member Meredith Vivian said he still feels the public had been sufficiently informed about what is going on.
Blackwood was a lay member of Elgin's First Congregational Church when he was ordained.
Lay member for commissioning Carol Prowse said: "Yet again there is an action plan, but the action plan doesn't seem to be working so the question is how rigorously is pressure being put on them to improve."
As the hearing reopened this morning Jeremy Lewis, the barrister representing CEC as the respondent, told Judge David Franey: "Mrs Barker's husband has been a lay member for some 10 years.
Mr Rush, a lay member of both the adult and children safeguarding boards in Cumbria, said: "The priorities for me are continuing to develop the influence of the board in making real differences to the children and young people in our community, and working our way through the new structures that will evolve following the Wood review of local safeguarding children boards."
Kate Smyth, Lay Member As a full-time wheelchair user, Ms Smyth has direct experience of how healthcare services affect disabled patients.
He has played an active role in governance of Bangor University, being a lay member of its Council since 2002.
NORTH Tyneside's Safeguarding Children Board is looking to recruit a local person to become a "lay member" of its board.
Manuel said the committee recommended a change to Standing Board Policies to require background checks for lay members after recent news stories regarding one lay member who had a run-in with the law as a teenager.
Pam Sampson, lay member for public and patient involvement in Rugby, said: "I'm delighted that the CCG has implemented them in our future involvement with the local population.
He was previously a GP Advisor to the Department of Health and has been a lay member of the Church of England's General Synod since 1995.
The motion also stated that minimum diocesan representation should be one clergy and one lay member, in addition to the youth member and bishop, rather than two of each.--M.S.