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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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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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New medicines leaflets published

29 July 2016

The Medicines for Children team are pleased to

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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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The Child Refugee - exploring the welfare needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

13 April 2016

The RCPCH is holding a one-day conference on 24th May for anyone with an interest in how agencies can work together to support unaccompanied, asylum-seeking children.

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New drugs to become available for the treatment of JIA in children

5 April 2016

In December 2015, NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved the use of four medications for children with particular forms of arthritis known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Once a medicine is approved by NICE, it should become available to patients within 3 months.

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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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