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Medicines for Children shortlisted for a health service award

4 September 2018

The Medicines for Children team is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a 2018 Health Service Journal (HSJ) award!

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Travelling with medicines

2 August 2018

When preparing to go on holiday, it is important to think about any medicines your children will need while they are away – particularly if you are travelling outside the UK.

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Comic Relief funding announcement

5 July 2018

The Medicines for Children team is delighted to announce that WellChild, our charity partner, has won funding from Comic Relief's 

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Do I need to treat my child’s fever?

14 June 2018
  • Recent articles in the media and on television have said that it is not always necessary to give your child paracetamol or ibuprofen if they have a fever (raised temperature).
  • Children commonly get fevers, for example when they get a cold or cough, because their body is fighting the infection.
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Medicines for Children user survey - please tell us what you think!

5 June 2018

What do you like about the Medicines for Children website? And most importantly, what would you like us to improve?

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Medicines for Children is re-accredited with NHS England's ‘Information Standard’

29 March 2018

The internet is full of information, but how do you know whether it is accurate and reliable?

The Information Standard is a “quality mark” developed by NHS England to help people identify information they can trust. 

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Sodium valproate and pregnancy: Support for parents and carers

25 January 2018

Some anti-epileptic drugs are known to have potentially harmful effects on an unborn baby – particularly the medicine sodium valproate.

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Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

19 January 2018

This news story is based on an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), asking all healthcare professionals to speak to parents and carers about carefully inspecting Buccolam pre-filled plastic syringes before giving the medicine to their child.

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Over 2 million users in 2017

1 January 2018

In 2017, Medicines for Children registered its highest number of users since the project began back in 2006. From the 1st January to the 31st December 2017, the Medicines for Children website recorded:

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#MedicineSafety day

30 November 2017

30th November 2017, #MedicineSafety day marked the launch of many new information resources and some exciting new features on the Medicines for Children website. It also saw the release of our new series of parent and carer information films.

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