As a statutory body the 7 Community Health Councils in Wales should be notified by the NHS of all planned or urgent services changes, this includes service changes that span multiple NHS areas (regional changes) and affect 2 or more Health Board areas. Our involvement in these change proposals are to ensure that the public and patients’ views are at the heart of the changes on a local and regional level and that the impact on the service user will be as positive as possible.
Community Health Council decisions to support or reject change proposals are made in our Service Planning and Executive Committees, which are open to the public to support transparency and meet our all-Wales CHC National Standards. You can find a schedule of our planned public meetings in the About Us tab on our website within Our meetings section.
Where necessary, the Community Health Council ensures that the Welsh Government framework for public engagement and consultation is followed.
We are currently involved in the regional proposals and plans of;