Become a Young Health Champion in Telford

The NHS is urging youngsters across Telford and Wrekin to get involved and have their say on the delivery of healthcare - by becoming a Young Health Champion.

NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group has committed to setting up the group of youngsters to get their views and find out about their experiences of the NHS.

Anyone aged 14-17 is asked to come along where they can find out more about it and how they can contribute.

The first meeting takes place on Sunday although there will be plenty of other opportunities to get involved.

Mike Innes, Chair of the CCG said: “This is a really important group of people for us as it’s a growing demographic in the Telford area – so it’s vital that we give them a voice. There will be plenty of exciting things for them to get involved in and we expect some lively debate to take place as people join and the group takes shape. We will also encourage them to join forces with other young health champions that are up and running over in Shropshire as well.”

The inaugural meeting of the health champions takes place this Sunday 11 January at AFC Telford starting at 10am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and each person attending will be presented with a certificate to acknowledge their involvement.

There is no need to register - people can turn up on the day which runs from 10am to 12.30pm.