Involving Children and Young People in Improving Local Health Services

IES carried out a longitudinal evaluation of two associated products for the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement: a tool for healthcare professionals and a lesson plan for schools. These were designed to promote the involvement of children and young people in the improvement and planning of emergency care. Our work involved consulting with young people, teachers, local authorities and healthcare providers to explore the effectiveness and impact of these products and links to improvements in emergency care delivery.