We are YPAGne!

Young People’s Action Group North-England


We are a group of young people who meet once a month to review many different types of research that is aimed at children and young people. NIHR kindly fund our catering and travel expenses.

About our group

YPAGne launched in 2015 and currently has over 40 active members aged 13-18.  Some of us have experienced care in a hospital setting, some of us have experience of living with a condition or disability but many of us have a general interest in learning about health and research.

Our meetings

We meet once a month on a Thursday evening at the RVI hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. Each meeting has four slots where researchers will present their study and we offer support and feedback. We also take part in other activities, such as quality improvement for wards and departments in the hospital and attend events, symposiums and conferences that promote young person involvement in research.

Dates for the next meetings are

  • Thursday 13th June
  • Thursday 11th July
  • Thursday 12th September

If you are interested in joining our group please email YPAGNE@nuth.nhs.uk, DM @YPAGNE or go to http://www.YPAGne.org to find out more.

Latest from North-East

GOSH YPAG member Teo takes over twitter at the NIHR GOSH BRC Family Fun Day for research 2019

A big thank you to GOSH YPAG member Teo who hosted @ GreatOrmondSt Twitter account, to give  visitors the inside scoop of the day’s activites at this year’s NIHR GOSH BRC Family Fun Day for research on 26 October 2019. Teo is a dedicated YPAG member and has been involved in lots of other activities to represent […]

YPAGne Meeting May 2019

Our May YPAGne meeting had a strong emphasis on technology. Dr Heather Lambert came to discuss the increasing problem of young adults forgetting to take their medication, due to changes in their lifestyle. Researchers have developed an Aparito app prototype to help children with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) remember to take their medication. They asked […]

YPAGne Update

The Start of 2019 has been busy for YPAGne! We have had three meetings so far, reviewing 12 research and quality improvement projects. In March,  the Great North Children’s Research Community Conference was held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle city centre. YPAGne members Ollie, Fatimah and Nikhita took to the stage in the […]