Audience: 15-18

Our London YPAG meeting in May by Oceiah

On Saturday the 6th May we had another exciting and packed meeting. Two researchers from the Institute of Child Health showed us a video about illnesses which involved two teens talking about their hospital visits. The researchers asked YPAG’s ideas how to improve information for young people when they transition from child to adult health. […]

A London YPAG meeting: A brand new animation about the genome & more

Hi guys, Hope you are all well. We had another fabulous time at the YPAG meeting in March 2017, with some researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) attending and discussing some of their new research ideas like LUCY. The LUCY study or project, is a mental health service for young people. The researchers asked us for […]

Alexis writes about YPAG & what we do at meetings

Hi guys, My name is Alexis and I`m 9 years old.  Hope you’re well!  I`m part of a group called Young  Person’s Advisory Group at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Yes, I know that the name is quite a mouthful, but that`s why we have a shortened version: YPAG. In YPAG we get to do a […]

Nottingham YPAG Meeting – Saturday 13th August 2016

Nottingham YPAG Meeting written by Beth, aged 12

How we can help Chief Investigators with their Paediatric studies?

There are many ways we’ve been helping Chief Investigators with their Studies in the West Midlands. From Development of Patient Information Sheets for the RAPID Study, you can watch our FILM HERE to show how we helped the Chief Investigator of this study. WE have also been helping with not only Patient Information Sheets and […]

Young people working with a Clinical Research Facility (NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Birmingham Children’s Hospital)

The West Midlands NIHR CNR West Midlands Young Person’s Steering Group have also been busy working with the NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. This has been a successful collaboration alongside the Research and Development Department at Birmingham Children’s Hospital You can read about this collaboration below: An example of a […]

Young People acting as Patient Research Ambassadors at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

The West midlands Young Person’s Steering Group have been working hard with the Research and Development Department at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to become “Patient Research Ambassadors.” FILM:You can find out more about the Patient Research Ambassador Initiative and how Young people can be involved at your organisation by clicking here… Recently, one of the members […]

Representing Generation R at the International Children’s Advisory Network Event (iCAN) in Barcelona – July 2016

International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN), Barcelona, June 2016 In June 2016, Claire Callens (NIHR CRN West Midlands Patient and Public Involvement Officer) attended the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN), 5 day Research and Advocacy Summit in Barcelona. Claire Callens who co-leads and facilitates the NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands, Young Persons’ Steering Group was […]

Helping To Raise Awareness about Research into Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Shout Out For Youth Mental Health Mia, a member of the Network’s Young Persons’ Steering Group writes: On Tuesday 7 June, five of us from the Group were lucky enough to attend the ‘Shout Out For Youth Mental Health’ conference day in Birmingham. There were many inspirational speakers that we heard from, who had come […]

100,000 Genomes Project

Keith Wilson, Patient Research Ambassador visits the Liverpool YPAG to talk about the 100,000 Genomes Project

Research and Me!

Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) patient, talking about a patient’s perspective on research, the benefits of involving young people in research and how we can get more patients involved in the future.

Attending a YPAG meeting by Ryan, Nottm YPAG member & Dr Luca Marciani

A young person’s and researcher’s perspective on attending a YPAG meeting in Nottingham.

My second Nottingham YPAG meeting – Arts + Crafts session

A blog focusing on the last two Nottingham YPAG meetings written by Anmol, aged 17 who recently joined the group.

Nottingham YPAG meeting ‘Innovation Challenge’

Nottingham YPAG meeting ‘Innovation Challenge’ by Olivia

A day in the life of a YPAG group by Rachael and Lottie

A summary of what two of Bristol YPAG’s members REALLY think of your research proposals

International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN)

YPAG members Katherine and Sarah report from the iCAN summit.

Generation R Editorial Board meeting in Oxford

Report from a recent meeting attended by Nottingham YPAG member Scarlet Jordan

How should YPAGs members get a say in research funding?

Nuffield Council on Bioethics report

A trip to Oslo!

Report of our trip to Oslo to help improve the usability of a questionnaire

Ethical Medicines Industry Group Meeting

Report from a recent meeting attended by Liverpool YPAG members Georgia Semple and Robyn Challinor

Consultation on an RCT on Vitamin D and Insulin

This is a summary of a consultation by NIHR Clinical Research Network: Children.

Young people’s views on developing a paediatric hand and upper limb outcome measure

This is a summary of a survey of young people to find out about ways of measuring hand and arm movements.