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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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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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