As part of World Youth Skills Day 2021, we’re reminding young people about the opportunity to get involved in our Patient and Public Panel (PPP) and help shape the future of your ambulance service.
The PPP was established to give people the chance to have their voice heard and get involved in improvements that can save lives both now and in the future, this is why it is so important to ensure young people are fully represented. Volunteering looks great on your CV and joining our Panel will give a real insight into our service, especially if you are considering a career in the NHS.
If you or someone you know is aged 16+, lives in the North West and may be interested, why not find out more.
One of the first projects some of our younger PPP members are going to get involved in is the development of the youth zone on our website, which aims to better inform young people about our service, and the appropriate use of it which will hopefully help drive down unnecessary demand on emergency resources.
Research is currently underway for the youth zone in order to make it a useful resource for educators, youth group leaders, carers, and young people themselves.
As part of the research we want to know what would make young people aged 12-18 turn to our website, whether that be for careers, first aid advice or simply when to use the ambulance service. To help give us an idea, we’ve developed a short questionnaire with just a few questions – if you have any children, siblings, nieces, nephews etc who are aged 12-18, we would really appreciate it if you could ask them to complete the survey – the more answers we get the better!