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

Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It...
Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and...
Management of the Fractured Edentulous Atrophic Mandible October 2017 Fractures of the toothless brittle and weakened lower jaw are fairly common in elderly people. Options for treatment...
Transition: Moving On Well October 2017 A good practice guide on effective transition from children's to adult services for young people with complex health needs...
Dementia screening tool detects early cognitive problems October 2017 A screening tool for dementia developed by Saint Louis University geriatricians appears to work better in identifying mild...
Recipe for Care For Old People October 2017 A leading older people?s doctor has published a report setting out the challenge ahead in looking after older people and...
Zika: Guidance for Women of Childbearing Age October 2017 This is the time our year that our patients are traveling to warmer climes or planning that springtime getaway. Such travel...
Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure October 2017 Exercise intolerance -- shortness of breath and fatigue with normal amounts of exertion -- is the primary symptom of HFPEF...
App launched to help spot cancer signs October 2017 A new app to help doctors with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched.
It features a quick...
Revised Standards Of Proficiency October 2017 The Health Professions Council has launched updated standards of proficiency for twelve of the thirteen professions they...
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