Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers

November 2016

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines that they need and can trust. Our medicines and general information leaflets and videos are available on our public website. The content is written and reviewed by pharmacists and paediatricians, with parents’ and carers’ input, and carries The Information Standard kitemark.

A recent Department of Health impact review demonstrates that an increasing number of people access the resource. Parents and carers overall found it useful, easy to understand, appealing and trustworthy; they would recommend to others. Healthcare professionals signpost the resource to the families they support in various ways. Recommendations to improve it included adding more content and formats and promoting to more families.

Resources

Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
Brain and Spine Website February 2017 The Brain and Spine Foundation website gives answers to frequently-asked questions on a whole range of neurological...
Child Protection – Information sharing project January 2017 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
GP morale damaged by workload, says survey January 2017 A BMA survey, published recently, shows the effect increasing workload is having on GP morale and, in turn, the potential...
Guidance on standards for GP specialty training January 2017 Guidance on standards for GP specialty training have been released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the Committee of...
Rare diseases strategy January 2017 The ‘UK Strategy for Rare Diseases’ Sets out a shared vision for the UK to improve the lives of those with rare...
RCGP TARGETs antibiotics prescribing December 2016 The RCGP has launched a toolkit containing new guidance for GPs and their patients on the appropriate prescription of...
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