The NHS Youth Forum is made up of 25 young people from all over the country, who have a passion for improving health services for young people.

Run by the British Youth Council, the NHS Youth Forum gives a voice to young people to provide feedback, thoughts and ideas on the health issues that matter most to them and support and influence the development of key areas of work within NHS England.

The Forum also work with a wide variety of other stakeholders including Public Health England, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the Department of Health enabling the Forum to have a real impact on the health services that young people use.

our work and resources

The NHS Youth Forum was founded in 2013 and since then we have had a massive impact, engaging with thousands of young people from across the country. Each year our campaigns and agenda have been adapted to address crucial issues raised by members and young people.

These campaigns have included educating young people about their rights in healthcare, improving mental health and transition services, adjusting standards for GP practices to be youth-friendly, getting young people involved at a local level with CCGs and PPGs as well as recent peer support, education and confidence building campaigns.

The forum has made an extraordinary impact within communities and on a national level, where many NHS Youth Forum members have attended events and presented alongside NHS Directors, Commissioners, MPs and NHS staff, and in many cases have been trailblazing youth engagement in these areas.

News and Views

Latest News

The change of tide in the NHS

24 March 2020 By Cameron Wood in Blogs, NHS Youth Forum

#iwillWeek: Speak Out & Be Heard

20 November 2019 By Cameron Wood in Blogs, NHS Youth Forum

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Young Person?

We recruit each year for the NHS Youth Forum between April and June and applicants will need to complete a short application process.

We have an overwhelming number of applicants and so, whether you are successful or not with your application, we would love to invite you to join our network and keep up to date with our work and opportunities. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media.


Organisation or Healthcare Professional?

We are always keen to hear from organisations and professionals who are working in the health sector and who are keen to engage young people in their work.

If you’d like to consider how you can better engage young people in your work please see our resources section or get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

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Alumni member Gabrielle is running the @NHS account this week - check it out 👇 NHSYouthForum photo
2 months ago
Great to see @NHSYouthForum Alumni Brad championing #youthvoice over on @NHS 👋🏼😀🙌🏼
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#HelloMyNameIs Brad. I’m a #NHS Youth Advisor and two-time cancer survivor. I founded @alikeuk — a charity and digital app that combats isolation among people with cancer using UK wide peer support groups. I look forward to sharing my story with you!
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It is estimated that there are 700,000 young carers in the UK.

The @NHSYouthForum want healthcare professionals to understand, celebrate and support the immense contribution of young carers and importantly ensure they get the childhood they deserve.

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