News: In the press

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NHS Change Day

15 March 2013

NHS Change Day is: "One day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and  right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients,  their families and their carers."

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For healthcare professionals and stakeholders

8 February 2013

Two flyers introducing Medicines for Children to parents and carers and to healthcare professionals are available to download from the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health website.

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A look back to 2012

24 December 2012

We thought we’d share some key highlights of the last year for Medicines for Children.

• In December 2011 we launch our updated website – tested by parents and with a brand new logo, it hosts our expanding range of medicines leaflets plus new information and short films about how to give medicines for children, family stories and news items.

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Calling all dads

8 November 2012

This week is Ask Your Pharmacist Week where men – including dads – are being encouraged to take a more active interest in medicines and wellbeing.

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Parents advised not to use unlicensed children's herbal medicine

9 August 2012

A herbal medicine sold by Holland and Barrett for children and young people is being taken off shelves. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked Holland and Barrett to stop selling the product because there are concerns that it may not be suitable for use in children and adolescents and may cause unwanted side effects.

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Experts say that penicillin doses in children need to be reviewed

19 December 2011

Medicines experts have published a report in the British Medical Journal about the doses (amount of medicine) of penicillin in children. Penicillin has been a common antibiotic medicine to treat bacterial infections for more than 50 years. The doses have been based on the age of the child, rather than on the weight of the child.

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Emily Maitlis writes to UK newspapers about our website

16 December 2011

Well known TV news journalist and WellChild Celebrity Ambassador Emily Maitlis has written to newspapers throughout the UK to tell them about the new Medicines for Children website.