QR code posters

We have developed a series of posters displaying QR codes for quick access to our medicines information. These posters are available to download and print out for parents and carers to use in clinic or hospital settings.

QR codes allow quick access to online information using a smart phone camera or a scanning app (free from app stores). When the QR code is scanned, the linked information is downloaded. This means the information is readily to hand and doesn’t need to be printed out.

We are developing a series of posters displaying QR codes for medicines commonly prescribed to children or for general advice. These posters are designed to help share our information in certain settings. The current posters are grouped according to medical condition or clinical setting and are available to view online or download and print for sharing with parents and families in clinics or hospitals.

We have also developed two general information posters to explain the role of the Medicines for Children website; one is designed to provide information to health care professionals and one is for parents and carers. Each poster comes in either A4 size or a smaller A5 version. The posters provide easy access, via QR code links, to the most searched areas of the Medicines for Children website.

How to use these posters

  • We envisage health professionals downloading, printing and displaying these posters where parents and carers will see them, or using them during consultations to share information.
  • Parents and carers can scan the QR code for the medicine which their child has been prescribed.
  • Parents and carers may use the QR codes to share information with school and other people who care for their child.
  • The “General advice about children’s medicines” QR code poster can be put up in youth centres, nurseries, schools and health centres.

What posters would you like to see?

We can create posters covering medicines for other conditions and situations, and with any organisation’s logo included on the poster. If you are working with children and would like to use QR codes to improve access to our medicines information, please contact the team at medicines.leaflets@rcpch.ac.uk