Bristol’s Young People’s Advisory Group, also known as ‘YPAG’, is made up of young people interested in contributing to health care research. It was founded as part of a national initiative by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
Members as young as 10 offer feedback and critically evaluate health care research designed for young people. Our YPAG members are important because they offer a unique young person’s point of view for researchers, research projects and research design. They are, after all, the experts on being a young person.
Hear from some of our YPAG members in this video
The group meets regularly. Meetings are usually held online via Zoom. They usually run between 5.30-6.30pm on weekday evenings. Occasionally meetings are also held in person. This is usually during the holidays or occasionally on Saturdays.
Opportunities to get involved can vary but some examples of YPAG activity involve giving feedback on documents such as patient information sheets, leaflets, and study questionnaires. Taking part can also involve advising on research design, for example speaking to researchers about the best way to recruit young people to their project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact YPAG’s co-ordinators, Lucy Condon and Eva Roberts, at the following address: YPAGemail@example.com
Links and downloads
Download the file below for more information and to make a YPAG request