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The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan CHC was established in April 2010 following the reorganisation of Community Health Councils in Wales. We represent the interests of the patients and public of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in relation to local health services.

The 4 statutory duties/functions of the CHC are to:
  1. scrutinise the operation of health services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, to make recommendations for the improvement of that service, and to advise the University Health Board upon such matters relating to the operation of the health service as the Council thinks fit
    In carrying out its functions, the CHC must have regard to the need for systematic, continuous engagement with the local population and community groups within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, in order to appropriately represent the public's view on the operation of health services in their area
  2. be consulted by the relevant Health Board and NHS Trust in respect of health services for which it is responsible
  3. enter and inspect NHS premises
  4. provide an independent advocacy service on behalf of the Welsh Ministers for those aged 18 and over
Please note that the CHC does not provide medical advice or treatment, if you do require advice about a health problem, please follow this link to the NHS Direct Website.

Alternatively, you can contact your GP.

If you can't find what you're looking for on this website, please feel free to contact the CHC office on 02920 377407 and a member of staff will be happy to help.

Last updated: 02 April 2014

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