Involving and engaging young people in research

Open to all young people 11-18 years living in the North East of England.

The Young Person's Advisory Group North England (YPAGne) meet monthly at the RVI in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The group aim to increase the input and influence of young people in the development of clinical and public health research. 

Launched in 2015, the group have consulted on over 200 research studies and engaged with over 200 young people in the region. 

The group is integrated into the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Children’s Specialty YPAG model that aims to increase the input and influence of young people (YP) in the development of clinical and public health research.

Why is YPAGne important?

We know that involving young people in the development of research studies leads to better research for young people - we value your views and opinions and want to incorporate them into our work.

 Your views and opinions will help influence research that is carried out within our local hospital and other services both regionally and nationally. 

When and where 

The group meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 5-7pm

2024 Meeting Dates & Venue

March 14th - Piano Room RVI

May 9th - Piano Room RVI

June 13th - Piano Room RVI

July 11th - Piano Room RVI

The Piano Room can be accessed via Peacock Hall Entrance

2023 has been another bumper year for the YPAG team you can read the highlights in the 2023 annual report

If you are interested in joining the group, complete the consent form below and the group coordinators will contact you shortly. 

Launch meeting 2015

Launch Meeting 2015

Meeting 54 2021

Meeting 56 2021