News & Updates

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

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Next Champions' webinar: 12 December, 1-2pm

Our guest speaker for the webinar will be Dr Nicholas Appelbaum, from the Imperial College Institute of global Health Innovation/ Helix Centre with a presentation on Human Centered Design in Pediatric Emergency Drug Administration.



If you want to join and you’re not a Meds IQ Champion yet, please register below:

Spotlight on a new resource

This month we have had a new resource uploaded to Meds IQ that we wanted to highlight

As always, we love to hear what you have been up to in your Trust, so if you have a project or tool you would like to share please visit the Meds IQ homepage    




Get inspired - Learnings from the September Champions’ webinar

Our last webinar featured a guest speaker, Andy Fox from Southampton University Hospital and the chair of Medicines for Children project board. Andy gave a presentation on Medicine for Children – the process of leaflets’ development and sign-off, the involvement of parents and carers in this process and future plans for the project.  Watch the webinar.


Co-producing solutions for medication safety with families (free event)

5 December, RCPCH London

Meds IQ at RCPCH Conference 2017

Meds IQ session at RCPCH Conference 2017This year, Meds IQ had an enhanced presence at the RCPCH annual meeting in Birmingham, facilitating or presenting at two sessions and holding an information stand in the exhibition area.


Spotlight on new resources

Reducing prescribing errors in junior doctors

A programme of written assessment in prescribing skills and individualised feedback.


5 questions to ask about your medication

A tool to engage patients and family members in a conversation about medication safety, helping them be an active partner in their health.

SAVE THE DATE! Meds IQ and Medicines for Children Event

December 5 2017, RCPCH London

Meds IQ and Medicines for Children, the two medicines safety projects at RCPCH, will be hosting an event for child health professionals and parents, focused on improving the dialogue between them to ensure more coordinated medication safety.

There will be more information about the event coming out soon but meanwhile please do make a note in your diary!

Parent corner: A parents’ perspective on medication safety


Read the story of Melissa Shendrick, a mother from Canada, who lost her son to a medication error. She has since started a campaign to introduce mandatory error reporting in pharmacies in Ontario.


Read her full story here:



Get inspired - Learnings from the May Champions’ webinar


On May 2nd we hosted another lively champions webinar!


To become a Meds IQ champion and join our webinar discussions, you can register here


We always like to hear about what our champions are up to, so please email us if you have your own update you would like to share.



Spotlight on.. Meds IQ and QI sessions at the RCPCH annual conference

The annual RCPCH conference returns to Birmingham this year from 24th-26th May. The Meds IQ and QI team will be at the conference for all three days running a number of sessions (details below) and an exhibition stand. If you are attending, come and say hello!