Drugs and medicines
RCPCH members lead on the College’s mission to ‘transform health through knowledge, innovation and expertise’. Members are invited to nominate themselves for a range of posts on RCPCH committees. We look forward to receiving your nomination.
30 October 2018
RCPCH responds to new research which suggests these drugs may alter gut microbes associated with weight gain.
23 November 2018
A one-day conference sharing the latest research, innovation and quality improvement being undertaken at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
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.
23 November 2018
Join the Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM) for their annual study day, which features specialist lectures, expert panels, seminars, networking, Q&A time and discussions on up to date, relevant paediatric palliative medicine topics.
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.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and British Paediatric Neurology Association has developed this Q&A in light of recent developments in this area. It advises on the legality and safety of cannabis-based products and considers the evidence base for their potential harms and benefits.
27 July 2018
RCPCH Registrar, Dr Mike Linney, says the decision will 'come as a relief for some'. He warns parents in the meantime to not give children unlicensed cannabinoid oil products.