Young People Improving Research

We are based at Southampton General Hospital and meet roughly 6 times a year to discuss various health research topics and to work on specific projects. Meetings tend to fall on Saturday mornings.

The group is funded by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Our members

We are a group for people aged 8-18.

Some of our members are patients, some have taken part in clinical trials before and others just have a general interest in health research. Members enjoy making a difference, hearing more about research and meeting new people.

girl with logos

Giving feedback on a logo design for a trial

What we do

Group activity

Designing game characters for a healthy living app for teenagers

Activities to date include:

Working with researchers to design an app/game to encourage teenagers to eat better and exercise more.

  • Giving their advice on what matters most when they are approached about research in hospitals.
  • Helping design a patient information video for appendicitis patients.
  • Discussing their thoughts and feelings about organ and tissue donation.
  • Providing feedback on patient information sheets for children/teenagers with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Contact information

Mailpoint 218, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Girl talking with researcher

Discussing a patient information sheet with a researcher

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