Empowering Young People in Health and Care

As part of the NHS70 birthday year, NHS England, NHS Improvement and Public Health England formed a partnership with the #iwill campaign and the Pears Foundation to grow and sustain youth volunteering and social action in health and care.

Youth volunteering and social action creates a double benefit to communities and young people. It can add value and improve patient and staff experience; act as a valuable introduction to a range of career options in the health and care sector; and improve the health and wellbeing of both the young people involved and their communities.

On 9th November, NHS England and the #iwill campaign are inviting professionals in the health and care sector to an event which will be an opportunity to:

  • Explore how youth social action can support priorities within the new long-term plan of the NHS
  • Hear from young people about the impact they are having within their communities
  • Explore the benefits of youth social action for health and care providers and for young people
  • Celebrate and learn from the hospitals and voluntary sector organisations who have pledged to grow youth social action as part of NHS70

Confirmed speakers include Prof. Stephen Powis, Chief Medical Director of NHS England, Ruth May Executive Director of Nursing, NHS Improvement and the NHS Youth Forum.

Attendees will also receive resources to support youth social action from Volunteering Matters and The Big Lunch.

Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 13:00 – 16:30
Location3 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5DG

If you are a professional in the health and care sector and would like to attend the event, please RVSP here by November 2nd. Please contact hello@stepuptoserve.org.uk with any queries.

About NHS70
Over last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. NHS70 looks at the radical thinking that led to the creation of the NHS and its founding principle of free high quality health care for all, how it’s evolved to meet our changing needs and the innovations we can look forward to over the next 70 years. Find our more here.