A HEALTH watchdog has launched a project aimed at children and young people.

Healthwatch Lancashire are working on the project looking at what matters most to youngsters about the health and social care services they receive in the area.

Eleven young people, known as Healthwatch Champions, engaged with 198 peers through activities including care circles, mystery shopping and gathering case studies.

This highlighted themes such as health professionals talking to parents instead of directly to them, requiring more separation in hospitals for teenagers and younger children, as well as issues relating to accessing gynaecological and mental health services.

From October to December 2017, a programme of public engagement for the project will take place and people can complete an online survey by visiting the survey site at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HWchildrenandyoungpeople