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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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The ‘Epilepsy Passport’ launches in a bid to transform children’s epilepsy care

23 September 2015

An innovative tool developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is set to improve communication between healthcare professionals, and keep children and young people with epilepsy out of hospital.

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New link between Medicines for Children and the BNFC

16 September 2015

The 2015-16 edition of the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) will, for the first time, feature links to Medicines for Children information leaflets.

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We've been endorsed!

22 May 2014

The Medicines for Children team is proud to announce that the following organisations have endorsed Medicines for Children leaflets:

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New website for parents about child pain

30 May 2013

Some children who have had day case surgery have pain and this can be worrying for their parents. My child is in pain is a new online resource for parents and carers with useful and practical information to learn about how to help their child.

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