Aishah Farooq

Aishah Farooq

Public Patient Voice Partner, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Aishah's journey into advocating for the voices of children and young people began with her own experience of accessing healthcare services as a young person. This led her to joining University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust's Youth Forum, where she was involved in shaping how healthcare should be delivered from a young persons' perspective.

Her passion for improving healthcare services acted as driver to her to becoming a Trust young Governor, where she sits on the Council of Governors and ensures youth voice is involved in every decision.

Aishah is a member of the National NHS Youth Forum and is currently leading a Health Inequalities project, exploring ways to minimise the impact of social determinants on healthcare. Aishah has also used her lived experience of accessing healthcare services to contribute, as a lay member, on the NICE guideline on Babies, Children and Young People's Experiences of Healthcare.

She is currently a Patient Public Voice Partner for the asthma workstream and has recently been appointed as a Youth Board Member for the Children and Young People's Transformation board at NHSE. She is currently in her second year studying Pharmacology at the University of Bristol.