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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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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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