Drugs and medicines
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
The Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group and RCPCH strongly recommend that when children require unlicensed liquid medications, they should receive the RCPCH and NPPG recommended strength where one exists. There are currently 17 such recommended strengths detailed below, 16 of which are publish...
22 January 2019
The RCPCH and IQVIA have jointly developed a new one-year placement programme for paediatric trainees. Applications for the 2019-20 placement are now open until 11 February.
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...
6 December 2018
A new feature for our 2019 RCPCH Conference and exhibition, these talks will showcase the latest ideas and discoveries in child health.
30 October 2018
RCPCH responds to new research which suggests these drugs may alter gut microbes associated with weight gain.
The following case study from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust was included in the 2018 annual report on 2017 data, and highlights how NNAP results can be used as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.
1 October 2018
The Department of Health & Social Care has issued urgent guidance relating to supply disruption of Mylan EpiPens for all health care professionals who prescribe, dispense or administer adrenaline auto-injectors.
Think magnesium! A multidisciplinary approach to improve magnesium sulphate uptake - a case study for NNAP
This case study from Watford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust was included in the 2018 annual report on 2017 data, and highlights how some neonatal units have used NNAP results as a basis for identifying, and undertaking, local quality improvement activities.
4 September 2018
Our medicines information resource for parents and children is shortlisted for the “Optimisation of Medicines Management” category of the Health Service Journal Award, which celebrates healthcare excellence.