Under 21 representatives

We currently have two under 21 representatives. Aimen Maksoud is a student at the University of Southampton and Lorna Cotter is studying at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.


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Aimen Maksoud

Around 1.9 million people live in Southampton, with students and young people making up a large percentage of the population. I feel that young people’s views are underrepresented within the NHS and believe in improving young people’s experience and participation because from patient experience to career opportunities, the NHS has a lot to offer to young people. By increasing exposure to this I think it will help the NHS in the future.

Being a medical student I have first-hand experience of the day to day life of a hospital and community care. I also volunteer with South Central Ambulance Service as a community first responder. This helps me in better understanding the patients’ needs and how to improve the patient experience within the NHS.

Declaration of interest: none


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Lorna Cotter

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