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First year anniversary of STOMP

14 September 2017

The STOMP – Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both – initiative was started by NHS England in 2016 to help make sure that people with learning disabilities or autism are not given psychotropic medicines when these are not appropriate.

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Finishing a course of antibiotics

27 July 2017

A recent article published in the British Medical Journal (27 July 2017) questions the evidence behind the current advice to patients to finish their course of antibiotics. 

Following this article there has been much interest in the press as to whether the current established advice should be changed and if people should stop taking their antiobiotics when they feel better.

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Engaging with families about medicines #RCPCH17

23 May 2017

At this year’s RCPCH annual conference in Birmingham (24th-26th May 2017) parents from the children’s charity WellChild will be leading a workshop about the benefits of working with parents / carers to ensure the best outcomes for young patients.  

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What do I need to know about sodium valproate and pregnancy?

22 March 2017

In light of recent concerns about the potentially harmful effects of some anti-epileptic drugs – particularly sodium valproate – on an unborn baby, Medicines for Children has developed an information leaflet specifically for girls and young women about the risks of becoming pregnant while taking valproate.

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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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