Community Health Councils (CHC) are the independent voice of people in Wales who use NHS services. We are made up of local volunteers who act as the eyes and ears of patients and the public. There are 7 CHCs covering different parts of Wales. We encourage and support people to have a voice in the design and delivery of NHS services. We provide an important link between those who plan and deliver NHS services, those who inspect and regulate it and those who use it. The CHCs in Wales speak to people in their communities about their views and experiences of the NHS services and collectively respond to consultations and calls for evidence.