Medicines resources

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

Medicines Committee

A collaborative standing committee with joint membership between RCPCH and Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists 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.

Medicines alerts and news

Medicines for Children provides practical and reliable information to parents and carers about giving medicines to their child. Our website hosts leaflets on more than 200 medicines and explanatory videos. 

British National Formulary for Children

BNF for Children aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information on the use of medicines for treating children. It's available in our clinical decision-support tool, Paediatric Care Online.