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Catch up with the latest news, events and updates from the QI Central team.

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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

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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