Get involved with the national Children and Young People’s (CYP) Board

NHS England is recruiting six young people (aged 13-23 years old) to the national Children and Young People’s (CYP) Board, which supports the work of the CYP Transformation Programme.

Young Board Members (YBMs) share their experience and knowledge to help improve national policy and service design. This is an exciting opportunity as YBMs can make a difference to the healthcare provided to children, young people and their families across England.

They are looking for young people with different skills and experience. Being inclusive is a fundamental value of NHS England and they are looking for a diverse group in terms of age, race, gender, sexuality, lived experience and geographical location.

They encourage anyone who is passionate about improving health services for CYP and has experience of using NHS services to apply.

YBMs will:

  • Attend CYP Board meetings. These happen once every three months.
  • Prepare and share a presentation with the other YBMs at every board meeting.
  • Support other young people working with the NHS such as the NHS Youth Forum and NHS Youth Advisory Network.
  • Represent the CYP Board at national events. This may include chairing sessions or presenting.

Applicants will need to be able to commit to an average of four hours every month for this role. This is dependent on the additional opportunities you get involved in.

Further information about the role can be found in the role description document. Applicants will need to submit an online application form by 11.59pm on Sunday 25 February 2024. Please contact the CYP Voice team on [email protected] if you have any questions.

You can find more information here.