News & Updates

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

May 2018

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.

MedsIQ Webinar Nov 2018

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.

 

An exciting opportunity for training and practice in QI!

Calling all paediatric pharmacists, consultants, trainees and MedsIQ champions in London.

 

Are you working in a London trust alongside paediatric trainees keen to get involved in medication safety projects? Interested in extra support with quality improvement (QI) through workshops and mentoring blended with online learning?

 

RCPCH Annual Conference 2018 - early bird discount closes tomorrow

We look forward to welcoming you to RCPCH Conference 2018 which is just around the corner. As a delegate, you'll enjoy a comprehensive programme with some excellent quality improvement talks and sessions, plus great networking events.

 

Book your discounted early-bird place before this special rate closes on Wednesday 24 January.

 

Reserve your place

Coproducing solutions for medication safety with families - turning ideas into products...

On 5 December, we held an event at the RCPCH with patients and families which focused on improving medication safety. We heard from fantastic speakers, including parent champions from WellChild and Mother’s Instinct who talked about the challenges families face in ensuring medication safety, both at home and in healthcare settings. Our keynote speaker, Kath Evans, discussed ways to make partnerships with patients and families in medicines safety ‘always’ events.

 

Spotlight on a new resource

Have a look at e-bug, the latest addition to Meds IQ, which teaches children and young people about the dangers of antimicrobial resistance through fun games and other learning materials.

Check out e-bug

 

Watch the latest Champions' webinar

On 12 December, we had a webinar with Dr Nick Appelbaum as our guest speaker, presenting on a computerised prescribing and dispensing system to help reduce medication errors in emergency care settings. 

 

Dr Appelbaum is currently working on testing a prototype of such system at the Imperial College London's Institute of Global Health Innovationand the Helix Centre.

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