Medicines resources

We provide evidence-based information on prescribing and medicines safety to support healthcare professionals.

Medicines Committee

A collaborative standing committee with joint membership between RCPCH and Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG).

Meeting three times a year, it advises external agencies and supports a range of activities to ensure that the medications prescribed for children and young people are safe and effective and provided by appropriately trained healthcare professionals. 

Our website provides practical and reliable information to parents and carers about giving medicines to their child - with leaflets on many medicines plus explanatory videos..

News relating to medicines

President's blog

A merry final message of 2023 - President’s blog

As the year draws to a close, Camilla welcomes our new President-elect and pays tribute to all the candidates who stood in the President election. She also reflects on the COP28 conference and highlights the great work of the 17 CYP Climate Changers, who contributed to the College's recent parliamen...

RCPCH/NPPG publish a new guideline on medicine safety

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group Joint Standing Committee on Medicines (RCPCH-NPPG) have produced a new clinical practice guideline on medication safety, with recommendations on effective paediatric ward rounds.

A young person’s experience of living with epilepsy

In this first of a podcast series from the Medicines for Children team, we speak with Fiona, a young person with epilepsy, and her mum, Karen. It's an honest and lively discussion from their fear at first diagnosis to working out the right medication, to learning to live well with the condition.