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The Member Council

  • Read about our proposed changes.

  • Understand what this means for you as a Benenden Health member.

  • How to put your ideas forward.

What is the Member Council?

The introduction of a Member Council provides a brand-new forum that gives you a voice at the highest level of the Society. It will act as a channel between your Benenden Health Community and the Board, they will feed your ideas up and pass news from the Society down – keeping our members at the heart of what we do.

In this article we will explain:

How to have your say:
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You have between now and 31st August to have your say, don't miss out on this chance to shape the future of Benenden Health.

A group of members (one representative for each Benenden Health Community) who will meet every quarter to represent member views. They will put member ideas forward to the Board and constructively challenge the Board on behalf of the members. The Member Council representative will also consult with their Benenden Health Community on Board proposals, gathering member views and feeding them back to the Board.

If you have an idea for a new product or service, you'll be able to feed it into the Member Council via your Benenden Health Community representative. They'll discuss your idea with you, carry out research and, if they think the idea could benefit our members, provide rationale to the Member Council.

The Member Council will meet quarterly. Discussion will be focused on:

  • The Society’s strategy and performance updates
  • Proposed changes to our products and services.
  • Suggestions from members.
  • Topics of discussion at the Society’s Conference.

The Member Council is chosen from the Benenden Health Community Representatives. Each Community nominates one of its Representatives to serve on the Member Council.

After each Member Council meeting an update will be published on the online community. Member Council representatives will also give regular updates at member meetups. Updates may also be included in other member communications such as Be Healthy.