Young People's Forum (YPF)

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Get involved and help us improve Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for teenagers by joining our Young People's Forum (YPF).


We are the Young People’s Forum, representing patients and siblings aged 10 to 21 in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

We have a strong voice in helping to improve the experiences of teenage patients who are treated by GOSH. We get to voice our opinions and make suggestions on a range of topics and issues. We use our own experiences to guide and support the hospital.

The forum was created to make sure that GOSH isn’t just seen as a ‘Children’s Hospital’ – young people need to be represented too, and that’s why the Young People’s Forum is so important!

Who can become a YPF member?

Any current GOSH patient or sibling aged between 10-21.

When do YPF meetings take place?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic YPF meetings are currently taking place virtually via Zoom. Meetings are held once a month on the third Saturday each month between 9.30am-12.30pm. We hope to go back to in-person meetings soon!

How do I join?

To find out more, or to join, email us with:  

  • your name
  • your age
  • whether you're a current patient or sibling of a current patient
  • where you're based
  • any specific areas that interest you or ways you'd like to be involved.

As a YPF member you'll have lots of opportunities to learn, and be recognised for your contribution to the YPF and GOSH. Our members can include YPF activities on their curriculum vitae (CV) or university applications. You'll build lots of new skills such as how to speak with decision makers and interviewing skills.