Involving and engaging young people in research

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

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.

Launched in 2015, the group have consulted on over 170 research studies and engaged with over 180 young people in the region.

Researchers involved in the international study PERFORM have a long standing relationship with YPAGne, having engaged with the group throughout the study. They recently published an article on their website highlighting the importance of involving young people in research. Not only is this a fantastic way of feeding back to the group but helps show other researchers the benefits of engaging with young people. You can access the link above.

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.

Where and when - the group meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month 5-7pm

The dates of the next meeting

8th December - Clinical learning Centre RVI


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

Launch meeting 2015

Launch Meeting 2015

Meeting 54 2021

Meeting 56 2021