A new “citizen voice” body to represent patients in the NHS and social care is to be set up, in new legislation proposed by the Welsh Government.
Health Minister Vaughan Gething said it would be “more than just a complaints body” and would bring improvements.
But there have been concerns from existing patient watchdogs about a lack of detail about what will replace them.
The proposals also set out a “duty of candour” on health providers when things go wrong.
The network of community councils have been operating in Wales for 45 years – now down to seven from an original 19.
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