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.

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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.

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Aged 14 – 25?

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 and we will keep you posted on when applications open.

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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2 days ago
Your feedback matters, no matter how old you are. It's your NHS. Help to make it great!

📢 Share feedback about healthcare you received with a staff member
👋Ask about the Friends and Family Test
💻Search online for your local @HealthwatchE or @NHSChoices
1 week ago
“It gives me a purpose and makes me feel as though I’m making a positive contribution to society.”
This #WorldMentalHealthDay YF member Samya reflects on the impact of #YouthVoice
1 week ago
"Young people are often undermined and underestimated and all they need is opportunities available to them for them to showcase their skills" - check out this fab blog from Deborah, Clinical Volunteer featured on @BBCTwo's
‘The Big Hospital Experiment’
1 week ago
Some fab reflections on the #NHSYouthVoiceSummit19 from Davina @Chilypep! Thank you for sharing :)
Improvements to MH services have been laid out in the #NHSLongTermPlan & we're delighted to be working alongside @NHSEngland to make sure YP are being heard in the development 📢
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Don't be embarrassed to seek medical advice. Your privacy is important and will be respected. Everyone has the right to confidentiality
#YPRightsInHealthcare #YouthVoice

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