The Patient Safety Group was delighted to welcome Andy Fox from Medicines for Children, to a recent meeting. The project which is jointly run by the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) WellChild and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG), provides practical and accurate information on paediatric medicines, addressing the issues which parents can face when caring for their child at home.
Medicines for Children hosts over 220 paediatric medicines information leaflets and videos, with all information developed by paediatricians, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals, including nurses – with real experience of the concerns and issues parents face when giving a child medicine at home.
The information leaflets answer questions commonly asked by parents, including: Why does my child need to take the medicine? When do you need to give the medicine? What if you forget to give the medicine, or give too much? Are there any possible side-effects?
The information is produced by experts in children’s medicines who make sure that the advice provided is up-to-date and accurate. They are reviewed annually and certified by NHS England’s Information Standard. Links to the Medicines for Children website are included in the BNF-C, NHS Evidence, NHS Choices, and in the NHS Direct resource directory.
They have a range of information which you may find useful, including YouTube videos and flyers and leaflets for parents and healthcare professionals.
For more information or support please contact Medicines for Children at: firstname.lastname@example.org.