Medicines for Children - information for parents and carers

Our website provides practical and reliable information to parents and carers about giving medicines to their child - with free access to information leaflets on over 200 medicines, videos and news.
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The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent or carer, wherever they are, has information on their child’s medicines that they can trust.

We produce our medical information through a rigorous writing and review process, involving paediatricians, pharmacists and the Medicines for Children project board. A panel of parents and carers from WellChild helps us ensure that our information addresses their key concerns, such as: When and how do I give my child their medicine? What if I forget to give the medicine or give too much? Are there any possible side-effects?

Our leaflets are reviewed and certified each year by NHS England’s Information Standard. This kitemark shows that Medicines for Children is providing reliable healthcare information for the public. The information is referenced in the British National Formulary for Children and NHS Evidence.

Our website

Relaunched in October 2021, our website has the same quality information as it had before, but with more videos, leaflets and resources for families and health professionals, a better user experience and a fresh look. RCPCH President Dr Camilla Kingdon introduces it in this short video.

Involving parents and carers 

Help us ensure that the information on Medicines for Children is useful for families by joining our parent panel at the children’s charity WellChild. You'll get the chance to comment on draft versions of our medicines information leaflets, and get involved in other aspects of the project. It doesn't take much of your time - and we really value your participation.

To find out more information or to give your feedback, please contact us.


Medicines for Children is a partnership project between the RCPCH, the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG) and children’s charity WellChild.

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