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Become a member

Do you want to make a difference, learn new skills and meet new people?


Community Health Councils (CHC) are the independent voice of people who live in Wales and use NHS services. We are made up of local volunteers who act as the eyes and ears of patients and the public.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to encourage others to have their say about NHS services and be the important link between those who plan and deliver NHS services, those who inspect and regulate it and those who use it.

Becoming a CHC member will enable you to:
❍ Learn new skills
❍ Gain experience
❍ Work as part of a team
❍ Make a real difference in your local community.

As a CHC member you will:
❍ Consider health issues from the public’s viewpoint
❍ Speak to people in their communities about their views and experiences of the NHS services
❍ Visit local NHS services to hear from patients (and those who care for and about them) about their experiences
❍ Look at local and national NHS plans and proposals to make sure they meet the needs of local communities
❍ Meet regularly with NHS managers to make sure services meet the needs of local people.

Why Volunteer?
Volunteering with us helps develop your skills and gain experience in communicating, decision making and team work. This can build your confidence and help make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting a job. It is a great way to make your mark on a cause that you care about. 

You will receive full training and support to enable you to carry out your role and any ‘out of pocket’ expenses such as travel will be reimbursed.

Do you want to know more about becoming a CHC member?
Find out more, please contact:
https://gov.wales/public-appointments
02920 825 454


Board of Community Health Councils in Wales, 3rd Floor, 33 - 35 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9HB
Phone: 02920 235 558 Email: enquiries@waleschc.org.uk

We welcome correspondence in Welsh, and corresponding in Welsh will not lead to delay
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