This is a piece I spotted in the local press in Wirral about schoolgirl, Georgia Semple, who is a member of the Young People’s Advisory Group for the NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN).
The Group helps with the design of clinical research – from conveying their views and concerns to researchers, to writing and designing medical information.
Public involvement naturally varies across the different clinical research networks but I have done quite a bit of work with MCRN over the years, made some good friends, and feel that they are quite a way ahead of others in terms of their thinking.
Involving young people in this sort of activity has many challenges. But Georgia’s story proves it can be done and can be done well. It is an example to others.
Looking forward to my trip down to NETSCC today.