News & Updates

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

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Meds IQ - Sharing QI resources for paediatric medicines safety

 

Medication Safety: external links and resources

Below is a list of useful links to resources in medication safety and safe prescribing:

NICE guidelines:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance

 

BNFC:

https://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/bnfc/current/

 

NHS Medication Safety

Quality Improvement: external links and resources

Below is a list of useful links and resources on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:

NHS Improving Quality                                                                                               

http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/

 

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

http://www.institute.nhs.uk/

 

How can you use Meds IQ in your ePortfolio and Continuing Professional Development?

The below section explains how implementation of Quality Improvement activities, many examples of which may be found on this website, can be used in your ePortfolio and to support your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

E-Portfolio

The Curriculum and Quality Improvement (QI) at RCPCH

Become a Meds IQ Champion!

In September, Meds IQ is launching a medicines safety Network of Champions - a community of practice, working together to share latest innovation in paediatric medicines safety and enable it to reach wider audiences.

If you're a child health professional with an interest in quality improvement and medicines safety, join us and help us to ensure that innovation and good practice are shared to improve prescribing and reduce medication error.

We're organising a Network launch on September 30th, 12 - 4.30pm in London.

Take our quiz and find out what your Meds IQ is!

What's your Meds IQ?

Take our short quiz and discover your Meds IQ. The results may surprise you!

Which of these groups are more likely to be harmed by a medication error?

Adults

Children

What is the rate of error on inpatient paediatric prescription charts?

2%

5%

>10%

Meds IQ Champions' Network has launched

On September 30th, an unusual gathering took place in London. Around 70 child health specialists – paediatricians, pharmacists and nurses – spent the better part of the day, discussing how they could best work together to improve paediatric medicines safety in the UK.

 

Gold Star Projects

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At Meds IQ, we love hearing what you've been up to to ensure that medication safety remains a priority for paediatric research and practice.

This month, the Meds IQ Team would like to particularly highlight the following projects:

  • Novel ways demonstrate excellent improvement in compliance with Trust antimicrobial prescribing guidelines
  • The use of Pillglide in Children: A Pilot Study

 

Meds IQ December News Hub

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

  • Working Group on Computer Based Drug Dosage Calculating Support Tools
  • Publish your QI report in Equipment

If you haven’t come across it already, check it out:

we’re now on Facebook and on Twitter

 

Spotlight Resources of the Month

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This month we have had a fantastic number of new resources uploaded to Meds IQ, so we have decided to highlight all of these to the wider Meds IQ community.

If you have a project or tool you would like to share please visit the Meds IQ homepage    

 

 

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