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

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Meds IQ Champion webinar - November 2018

On November 6th, we had a webinar for Meds IQ Champions featuring Medicines for Children team - Anna Rossiter (RCPCH) and Rachel Lane (Reason Digital) on the topic of  co-designing a new medicines safety app with patients and families.


In July 2018 the RCPCH Medicines for Children project was awarded funding and practical support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief's "Tech for Good" programme. Through this grant new technology will be used to develop a tool to provide assistance to parents and carers managing complex medicines regimes at home.


November news: QI Central - Coming soon

Dear Meds IQ User,


We hope you are enjoying the beautiful autumn season.


We would like to share our big news with you: this is the last Meds IQ bulletin you will receive from us.


From next month, we will be migrating Meds IQ to a new site, called QI Central which, apart from medication safety will also feature other patient safety and quality improvement topics. Your next bulletin will thus feature a much wider range of topics, although medication safety will still be one of them.


Did you know about the Medicines Committee?

The RCPCH actively strives to improve medicines safety and influence medication standards nationally. In the coming months the committee will work with education colleagues to redefine the Medicines Safety strategy so it can deliver the training required to future paediatricians.

The RCPCH hosts a Medicines Committee partnered with NPPG with membership from RPS, MHRA, ABPI amongst other. The committee are working policies and statements in the following key areas;

Submit your project

As ever, we would like to ask you to share with the Meds IQ community your own improvement work by submitting your project abstract or tool description here (‘submit a resource’ at the bottom of the homepage).

All the new projects and tools published in the lead-up to QI Central launch will receive special promotion, as part of the launch!

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.