News & Updates

Catch up with the latest news, events and updates from the Meds IQ team.

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Did you know about the Medicines Committee?

The RCPCH actively strives to improve medicines safety and influence medication standards nationally. In the coming months the committee will work with education colleagues to redefine the Medicines Safety strategy so it can deliver the training required to future paediatricians.

The RCPCH hosts a Medicines Committee partnered with NPPG with membership from RPS, MHRA, ABPI amongst other. The committee are working policies and statements in the following key areas;

Submit your project

As ever, we would like to ask you to share with the Meds IQ community your own improvement work by submitting your project abstract or tool description here (‘submit a resource’ at the bottom of the homepage).

All the new projects and tools published in the lead-up to QI Central launch will receive special promotion, as part of the launch!

Medicines for Children producing a medicines management app for parents and carers

Last month the Medicines for Children project was awarded £50,000 from Comic Relief’s ‘Tech for Good’ programme. This programme offers funding and training days to support the MfC team to develop a medicines management app for parents and carers. Following a period of consultation with parents and carers, the app is on track to be launched at the RCPCH conference in May 2019.

 

QI Central – a new, QI online hub at RCPCH coming this autumn!

We have a few updates for you this autumn, starting with the most exciting piece of news: in November 2018, Meds IQ will become a part of a larger family of quality improvement resources on a new website called QI Central! Apart from Meds IQ, the new site will host the following topic sites: Patient Safety, Processes of Care and Patient Engagement.

 

Upcoming course: Safe and effective prescribing for you and your team

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Improve your knowledge and skills with our course on Safe Prescribing. Including sessions on the 'START assessment', 'demystifying prescribing for neonates' and 'common prescribing mistakes'. 

This one-day course explores safe prescribing within paediatrics. You will learn about the most frequent prescribing mistakes and their management, as well as, review basic pharmacology.

 

Register here to secure your place.

Co-designing solutions for medication safety with families

Following our December event, where we discussed key challenges families face in medication safety in home and hospital care environments and possible solutions, some of the event participants have now formed a group looking at how to develop the solution ideas further, with support from RCPCH.

 

To this end, we are gathering information about existing medication or healthcare passports in use (one of the suggestions for a new resource) as well as any other resources currently employed by healthcare professionals to support families in managing medications.

 

Meds IQ Champion Webinar

Please click below to watch the recording of our latest webinar on May 22nd, 2018.

Our presenters were Dr Yincent Tse and Kathy Seed, a senior nurse, from Great North Children’s hospital, presenting on a recently launched Hospital Passport for young people with disabilities.

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Change of Privacy Policy on Meds IQ

In light of the GDPR regulations coming into effect on May 25th, Meds IQ has updated its Privacy Policy across the site. You can find it at the bottom of each Meds IQ page as well as at the top of individual resource pages.

RCPCH Annual Conference QI Stream: Thursday 15 March

 

08:00-08:55 - What's the hook for becoming involved in Quality Improvement: Dr Daljit Hothi, Great Ormond Street Hospital

 

10:50-11.55 - Improving at Scale: How Working Collaboratively Can Make a Tangible Different to Patients: Dr Dominique Allwood, the Health Foundation (keynote speaker), Dr Neil Hopper, Dr Leslie Peers, Dr Alice Roueche, Dr Melanie Iles  

 

11:55-15:15 - Quality Improvement Symposia:

 

Opening keynote: Jennifer Rodgers, Glasgow Children's Hospital

 

Abstract presentations:

Latest Champions' webinar and a new resource

Our guest speaker in the latest webinar was Dr Carla Brown, from the National Infection Service, Public Health England with a presentation on 'e-Bug: An innovative educational resource for youths on microbes, infection and antibiotic resistance'.

 

This fantastic resource has been developed through extensive international collaboration, translated and implemented in 26 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Turkey.

 

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