When I was younger I had a negative experience at a medical appointment.
I had to have a personal examination and was left feeling alone and frightened when I wasn’t given enough information about what was happening to me.
I want healthcare professionals to show more empathy towards young patients, recognising that a visit to hospital can be daunting.
With Fixers, I want to encourage doctors and nurses to think about the way they come across to vulnerable patients – making sure they feel reassured and understand their treatment.
Shropshire CCGKaren at the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting my Fixers project and appeared in my broadcast film.
I was given the opportunity to show my Fixers film at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health annual conference in Birmingham. Around 1000 people attended.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills