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The Member Council provides a forum that gives you a voice at the highest level of the Society. It acts as a channel between your Benenden Health Community and the Board. The Member Council 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:

The Member Council is a group of members (one representative for each Benenden Health Community) who meet every quarter to represent member views. They put member ideas forward to the Board and constructively challenge the Board on behalf of the members. The Member Council Representative also consults 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 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.

Member Council Representatives will give regular updates via the Member Meetups. Updates may also be included in other member communications such as Be Healthy or the Online Community.