NUH Youth Service was established in 1998 at the City Hospital Campus in Nottingham.

As an initial pilot project in Renal Services, it has since developed to expand its provision across hospital services and is now based at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital at the Queens Medical Centre Campus.

NUH Youth service is the most established hospital-based youth service in the UK and offers young people accessing hospital services in Nottingham the following:

  • Advice and support around a wide range of issues relating to living with a chronic health condition
  • Daily drop-in sessions, in the Youth Room, during hospital stays
  • A weekly Youth Club for young people across Nottingham, who access hospital services
  • Weekly Activity & Social Groups
  • Day trips and residential holidays
  • Accreditation programmes such as the AQA Unit Award Scheme and OCN/VRQ’s
  • Monthly Youth Forum meetings
  • A weekly Young Adult Group for 16-21 year olds
  • Transitional support for moving into adult services


Our achievements

  • Action For Sick Children Best Practice Award ‘Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Services 2001
  • British Journal of Renal Medicine Award ‘Innovation in Nephrology 2002
  • Recognition as a case study for Best Practice by the National Youth Agency in 2003 and 2008
  • Finalist in the first Children & Young People’s Services Awards 2006
  • Winner of the Children & Young People’s Services Awards 2008
  • Winner of the National Clubs for Young People Healthy Living Award 2008
  • Nottinghamshire Youth Club of the Year 2009
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Star & Diamond Awards – The Volunteer Award 2009
  • Finalist in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2012
  • Finalist in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2013
  • Finalist in the Children & Young People Now Awards 2016
  • Winners of the NUHonours ‘Patient Champions’ Award 2016
  • Winners of the Lord Lieutenant’s Award for Promoting Voluntary Service 2022
  • Winners of the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire’s Award for Community Services 
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