Making sure children and young people’s views about health services are heard loud and clear by Bradford clinical commissioners is the goal of a student.

At its governing body meeting today NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will hear from Richard Cullen about the importance of engaging with young people and taking their views into account when making decisions about health services.

Richard, a sabbatical officer and student at the University of Bradford, is keen to work with the CCG to strengthen the voice of young people and will be one of its youth health champions.

He said: “Engaging with young people is vital in today’s society – they have so much to offer and provide a different perspective on matters. They like to be involved and are determined to make projects work to provide a better future for themselves and others.”