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

Leaflet on Protecting Children from Measles July 2017 A leaflet on the MMR vaccination has been issued Welsh Assembly Government. The leaflet contains sections on who is at...
Dignity In The Care Of Older People July 2017 Dignity has become a central concern in UK health policy in relation to older and vulnerable people. The empirical and...
Carbon Monoxide: Are You At Risk? July 2017 The Department of Health has issued information for patients on the dangers of carbon monoxide. It advises people with...
Guide to Patient and Public Involvement in Urgent Care July 2017 The NHS Centre for Involvement has produced a guide for commissioners and providers on implementing an effective system of...
Hepatitis C Quick Reference Guide For Primary Care July 2017 The Department of Health has produced a single sheet of concise information and good practice advice about hepatitis C...
CDC Online Newsroom July 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an online newsroom that offers a one-stop shop for anyone seeking...
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Online tool to help GPs fight kidney disease July 2017 An online resource to tackle chronic kidney disease (CKD) by improving understanding of the condition and progress made in...
RCGP e-Learning Resource for all NHS Family Doctors July 2017 e-GP, an innovative joint project between the RCGP and e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), is available to all NHS GPs. It...
Authoritative Health Sciences Website July 2017 Health Sciences Online is a website where anyone can search for and find more than 50,000 courses, references, guidelines,...
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