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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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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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Medicines for Children in the “Red Book”

22 March 2016

The Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) – known as the “red book” – will now include information about Medicines for Children.

Every child in the UK is given a PCHR at birth. It provides a vital record of, for example, the birth, health issues, the timetable for childhood vaccinations, and charts to record growth and development.

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World Kidney Day - 10 March 2016

10 March 2016

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness and education event involving local, national and international kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals.

The UK initiative is led by the 'Kidney Charities Together Group', comprised of the five leading UK kidney charities.

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Improving the care of children with respiratory tract infections

26 February 2016

New research aiming to improve the quality of primary care for children with respiratory tract infections has been published by the Bristol NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and the University of Bristol.

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‘Better at Home’ training suite launched for parents and carers

29 January 2016

Medicines for Children project partner WellChild and Edge Hill University have launched an innovative training resource for families of children and young people with long term and complex medical needs.

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WellChild launches #NOTANURSE_BUT campaign

17 December 2015

One of the Medicines for Children project partners, the children’s charity WellChild, have launched a new social media campaign to highlight the challenging medical and nursing care carried out by the families of children with complex health needs.

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Talking to your family about mental health

10 December 2015

The importance of talking about stress, anxiety or depression with children and young people has recently been highlighted by the Time to Change campaign.

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Parents and carers are advised ‘not to be too quick’ to give Calpol

30 November 2015

The risks associated with the overuse of paracetamol based medicines such as Calpol and Disprol have been highlighted by paediatric medicines experts, with further advice needed on appropriate use for children experiencing pain and fever.

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