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10 new instructional films available on Medicines for Children

3 January 2017

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Medicines for Children has worked with nurses from the children’s charity WellChild and Edge Hill University to produce 10 new instructional films to help parents/carers with giving medicines to their children.

The 10 films cover a variety of common ways to give different types of medicines, as listed below:

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Get Well Soon Card Drawing Competition Winners Announced

30 November 2016

As part of the Medicines for Children 10 year anniversary, we launched a drawing competition back in September for children and young people (under 18) to design a get well soon card. In total, we received 80 fantastic entries from all across the UK. We would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to make such wonderful get well soon cards!

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2006 to 2016: Ten years of Medicines for Children

21 November 2016

On 30th November 2016, Medicines for Children will be marking its 10 year anniversary with an online social media drive, #medicinesmatter.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week 14-20 November 2016

14 November 2016

Medicines for Children is supporting the World Health Organisation’s initiative ‘World Antibiotic Awareness Week’ as we agree that antibiotic resistance a globally significant health issue that we must all work together to prevent.

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Medicines for Children is now on twitter

11 October 2016

Medicines for Children has launched a twitter account using the handle @MedsForChildren

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Drawing Competition Launched for Medicines for Children 10 Year Anniversary

13 September 2016

Medicines for Children is celebrating 10 years! To mark this special anniversary, we are calling for children and young people aged 18 or under from across the country to get creative as we launch an exciting drawing competition.

We are asking for them to create their own bright and beautiful ‘get well soon’ or ‘sorry you are poorly’ card that includes the things that make them feel better when they are unwell.

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More new leaflets available

4 August 2016

A further two new leaflets have been published on the Medicines for Children website!

This takes the total number of information leaflets now available up to two hundred and one!

Many thanks to the team of authors who developed this new batch of leaflets, as well as to our experienced reviewers at Medicines for Children.

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New medicines leaflets published

29 July 2016

The Medicines for Children team are pleased to

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Sodium valproate and pregnancy

21 June 2016

You may have seen recent media coverage about the risks posed to an unborn baby from taking some anti-epileptic drugs during pregnancy, particularly sodium valproate: BBC news article 20 June 2016.

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Parents and clinicians working in partnership to reduce medication error

29 April 2016

On 27th April 2016 Medicines for Children jointly hosted a workshop with the Meds IQ project at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health annual conference in Liverpool.

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