Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales
- Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
The following is an interim description which may change when detailed cataloguing takes place in future:
Papers of the Association including:
Campaign files, c.1970s-2003.
Standing Committee minutes, agendas and papers, 1975-2003.
Executive Committee minutes and papers, 1984-2003.
Annual General Meetings minutes, papers, resolutions etc., 1977-2003.
Special General Meetings, 1994-1998.
Conference minutes and papers, 1983-1997.
Special projects files (Many of these are research files of newscuttings, articles etc. on particular subjects e.g. smoking, AIDS).
Secretary's/Director's files (incl Patient Satisfaction Steering Group meetings), 1977-2003.
Director's correspondence, 2002-2003.
Press releases, 1980s-1990s.
CHC News, 1996-1999.
Department of Health, 1977-2001.
Audited accounts, budgets and quarterly accounts, 1977-2003.
The Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales (ACHCEW) was established under provisions in the National Health Service (Reorganisation) Act 1977. It's purpose was to provide a forum for member Community Health Councils (CHCs), to provide information and advisory services to these CHCs and to represent the user of health services at a national level. CHCs were not obliged to be members, but most were.
The ACHCEW office carried out a number of functions, such as providing an information service to CHCs, issuing briefing documents, providing training and advice, and providing a direct link with branches of government, professional bodies, and national voluntary organisations.
The Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales was abolished on 1 December 2003, along with all Community Health Councils.