Working together, the Board and CHCs highlight issues that do or will impact on people’s experiences across Wales. We draw on our local knowledge to shape the national agenda and challenge policy makers and those who deliver our services to do better.
We do more than offer responses on issues raised by others; we set out the case for change on those issues that matter most for patients and the public; describing where improvements are needed and holding the NHS in Wales to account on its performance.
One of our key functions at the Community Health Council is to monitor the work that is carried out by the Health Board and local NHS. We do this in order to ensure that patients are receiving the best healthcare possible and where standards are not maintained, we seek to understand why and what is being implemented to resolve the issues.
During 2021/22 we will support the national projects set by the Board of Community Health Councils in Wales.