News & Updates

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

Latest News

SCRIPT eLearning programme launched to help improve medicine safety in paediatrics


A new online learning resource—the first of its kind that aims to help paediatric prescribers use medicines safety – has been launched at an event hosted by Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


RCPCH Consultation: Shortlist of Outcome Measures for Acute General Paediatrics



Consultation: Shortlist of Outcome Measures for Acute General Paediatrics

The College has launched a project to reach consensus agreement for 5-10 universally applicable and practically measurable outcome measures for acute paediatric services.


Meds IQ Video Competition: win a day pass to the RCPCH Annual Conference!

Send us your best idea for improving paediatric medication safety in your trust for the chance to win a 1-day delegate pass for the RCPCH Annual Conference 2016*.


Learnings from the Champions Network

We are very pleased to share with you the experiences of some Champions in their projects' development. Find out what others have been up to!

  • MiST collaborative update - opportunity to get involved 
  • Champions Network Webinar - listen again

Please email us if you have your own update you would like to share

If you haven’t come across it already, we’re now on Facebook and on Twitter

Resources Marketplace

This month, we bring you a round up of exciting new resources and publications from the wider RCPCH network.

  • New publication: setting standards for clinical guideline development
  • Editorial feature: reducing paediatric medication error through quality improvement networks
  • PCO UK: new decision support tool launched 

We are always looking for new resources on Meds IQ - If you have a project or tool you would like to share please visit the Meds IQ homepage

February Noticeboard

A round up of notices and upcoming events from the Meds IQ team:


  • Meds IQ at the RCPCH conference
  • Facing the Future: call for evidence
  • BPSU Rare Disease Conference 2016


Spotlight on Drug Calculators

Related topics: 
Safe Prescribing

SORT Drug CalculatorMedication Errors

This tool is available as a resource for Meds IQ users - click here to see more and to download. 


Meds IQ February News Hub

Find out what the Meds IQ team have been up to, and how you can get involved:

  • Interactive champions map

  • New campaigns and activities, including the Meds IQ game

Meds IQ champions map


Clarity around new print editions of the BNF for Children (BNFC) 2015-2016

Related topics: 
Safe Prescribing

UK Medicines Information (UKMi), the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy Group (NPPG) and BNF have published a statement concerning clarifications and corrections around the recently published 2015-2016 edition of BNFC. The statement can be viewed on the BNF website.


The statement addresses the following in particular:

December Noticeboard

A round up of notices and upcoming events from the Meds IQ team:

  • RCPCH Clinical Standards Committee - Nominations
  • Sepsis Masterclass
  • BPSU Rare Disease Conference 2016