Posts by Gabrielle Matthews

Gabrielle Matthews

Gabrielle is a member of the NHS Youth Forum and has consulted on the NHS Long Term Plan, with the APPG on Young People’s Health and various other system transformation projects. She also works as a Young Technical Advisor at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery, which has a focus on maternal and child health.

She is the former Chair of the Young Persons’ Advisory Group at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2015-2019) and has recently become a member of my NHS Assembly, advising the NHS England and Improvement board on their implementation of the Long Term Plan.

Through these roles and her own healthcare journey, she has developed a keen interest in children and young people’s experiences of care; particularly when transitioning between services, giving consent, receiving difficult news and in safeguarding proceedings.

Gabrielle is a third year medical student at Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM), which affords her another perspective on the NHS. She sits on the ICSM student Union as Vice-Chair of Welfare. Through this and other volunteer roles, she became a #iwill Ambassador at StepUpToServe in 2018.