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Over 2 million users in 2017
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:
2.8 million page views
2.2 million individual users
These numbers show that there is still a great need for an online source of medicines information which parents and carers can rely upon.
These users were accessing Medicines for Children from across the globe:
- 33% in the U.K.
- 21% in the U.S.
- 11% in India
- 4% in the Philippines
- 4% in Australia
- 3.5% in Canada
- 2% in Malaysia
- 2% in South Africa
- With users accessing our medicines information in every country in the world
Medicines for Children 2017 online resource summary
At the end of 2017, there were 217 patient information leaflets (PILs) hosted on the Medicines for Children website:
- 202 are PILs detailing information about specific medicines
- 6 are general medicines information PILs
- 9 are 'how to give' PILs, explaining how different types of medicines should be administered
There are also currently 12 parent support films (with 13 more in development for release throughout 2018). The films cover topics such as how to give medicines and the different roles of health care professionals with whom parents / carers may come into contact with whilst navigating child health services
Initially, the medicines leaflets were developed based on the most commonly prescribed paediatric medicines in the BNF-C (British National Formulary for Children). Now they are commissioned following requests from parents / carers, or health care professionals, based on patient need
Please do get in touch if there is a medicine which you use and would like an information sheet developed for.