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New members appointed to the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care appointed.

Penodi aelodau newydd i Gorff Llais y Dinesydd ar Iechyd a Gofal Cymdeithasol

A new deputy chair and six  non-executive members have been appointed to the new Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care (CVB).

The non-executive Members are Bamidele Adenipekun, Jason Smith, Barbara Harrington, Karen Lewis, Rajan Madhok and Jack Evershed.

Grace Quantock has been appointed the new body’s deputy chair,  

The Citizen Voice Body will be chaired by Professor Medwin Hughes and it will be a new independent organisation to representing the voices of the people of Wales for health and social care matters.

The new board will be critical in steering the new body to reach and represent as many communities of Wales as possible.

Following the appointment of the seven new members, the recruitment of a chief executive will now begin.

Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan said:

“I want to welcome all the new members to their positions look forward to seeing how they help shape this new body.”

Commenting on the appointments, Professor Hughes said

‘I very much look forward to working with my fellow board members as we establish the Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care.

“This is a significant opportunity – the voices of the people of Wales will be at the heart of developing our health and social care system.’

All non-executive members have been appointed on term lengths of up to 4 years'

The appointments have been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments. Karen Lewis is a member of the Labour Party.