To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the Welsh Government’s White Paper – Services Fit for the Future – which seeks to abolish Community Health Councils in Wales.
2. Recognises the important role Community Health Councils have played in delivering independent public service accountability and providing a strong voice for patients in Wales.
3. Believes that the White Paper proposals will weaken the voice of patients and communities and reduce scrutiny of the Welsh Government and Health Boards.
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
a) extend the consultation period on the White Paper, following its failure to properly engage with Community Health Councils, patients and the Welsh public; and
b) work more constructively with Community Health Councils on future proposals for a new people’s voice body.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 13/09/2017
Decision due: 20 Sep 2017 by Plenary