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

Iron and Health Report September 2017 A report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) highlights that, while most population groups in the UK...
Free Online Medical Dictionaries September 2017 The dictionaries are dedicated to providing definitions to medical terminology found in the medical news today.

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Web Service Allows Patients To See How Drugs Work September 2017 iGuard.org, a free, patient-driven on-line health care community, has launched an innovative new patient empowerment tool....
Improved Online Resources For Patient And Drug Information September 2017 GPnotebook.co.uk (an online clinical medical encyclopaedia) has teamed up with medical search engine SearchMedica.co.uk to...
Local Authority Child Health Profiles for England September 2017 The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) has developed a Child Health Profile for councils in England....
Dr Foster Intelligence September 2017 Dr Foster works with healthcare organisations to achieve sustainable improvements in their performance through better use...
Online tool aids diagnosis September 2017 ISABEL, an on-line tool helping GPs and nurses to make fast and accurate diagnoses of children's illnesses.

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UK Physical Activity Guidelines September 2017 A UK-wide CMOs report presents new physical activity guidelines for all four UK home countries, covering early years;...
UK Physical Activity Guidelines September 2017 A UK-wide CMOs report presents new physical activity guidelines for all four UK home countries, covering early years;...
Leadership guide September 2017 The NHS Leadership Framework is now available and is applicable to everyone in health and care, no matter what their...
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