Paediatric clinical pharmacologists have expertise in the development of medicines and their safe, rational use. Find out more about this sub-specialty and its curriculum.
Paediatric oncologists have specialist expertise in managing children with cancer. Find out more about this sub-specialty and its curriculum.
Clinical research involving children is essential if we are to increase our understanding of childhood conditions and improve healthcare for children. Yet our 2015 survey of the paediatric workforce demonstrated that very few paediatricians have time allocated for research-related activities related...
The use of unlicensed medicines or licensed medicines for unlicensed applications in paediatric practice
This statement, originally produced in 2000, was updated in 2013 by the Joint Standing Committee on Medicines, a committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group. The update reflects changes in European (including UK) law that aim to fa...
The aim of this evidence-based statement is to summarise the current knowledge about delayed prescriptions (also called backup prescriptions) for antibiotics and to highlight the special issues that must be taken into account when considering the need for a delayed prescription in infants and childr...
Using standardised concentrations of unlicensed liquid medicines in children - joint position statement
The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) strongly recommend that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH and NPPG recommended concentrations, where one exists. There are currently 12 ...