Follow me @BradGudger
I am a NHS England Youth Advisor and founder of Alike
I’m also a two-time cancer survivor
My name’s Brad and I am a Youth Expert Advisor for NHS England. Diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2013, and relapsing in 2017, I have had extensive experience of NHS services for more than 6 years.
I’m an Alumni member of the NHS Youth Forum and as such was involved in contributing to the Long Term Plan. I’ve volunteered for various organisations and worked extensively to advocate on behalf of young people. My experience includes advising multiple APPGs, petitioning the government to offer more support to those being treated for cancer and speaking in Parliament numerous times about patient experience. I am passionate about representation and health outcomes of the LGBTQ+ community, and am an international advocate for young people too. I have also worked with the European Youth Forum and been a Young Technical Advisor for a World Health Organisation & Public Health England Collaborating Centre.
In 2018, I founded my own charity, called Alike. Alike has been created to combat isolation amongst people with cancer using a new innovative digital peer support app and UK wide peer support groups. In July 2019, I received a Diana Award for my services to young people and the cancer community.