Rapsodies of antibiotic awareness Increased resistance to antibiotics poses one of the greatest global public health threats of our time. In a recent University of Liverpool Science and Society debate, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK government spoke about the global challenges of antimicrobial resistance. … More Raising awareness of antibiotics in children and young people – Part 1
This is the second post in a series on improving the way we communicate with children, young people and families about participating in health research. In Part 1 entitled ‘Its all Gobbledegook’ I highlighted that writing for patients (especially young patients) and their families about a particular piece of health research or clinical trial is quite … More Its all ‘Gobbledegook’ Part 2 – supporting children and young people when making decisions about taking part in research
GSK is setting up a youth council for asthma. This group of young people will contribute their ideas and opinions about asthma, research and technology. People need to be aged 8-18, have asthma and live in the UK. Our first open day will be held after the closing date TBC. If you know of young … More GSK Youth Council for Asthma
I have been meaning to write this post for some time and out walking with my dogs today I was catching up on ‘Desert Island Discs’ and listened to an interview with Dame Minouche Shafik, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and now Director of the London School of Economics. Interestingly she began … More It’s all ‘Gobbledegook’ – communicating health research to young people
Welcome to the third post in a series on ‘improving medicines for children’. The series hopes to capture and report children and young people’s opinions about the medicines they take, their ‘wish’ list for future formulations and the importance of developing tools to assess if a medicine or medical device is acceptable to children and … More Improving medicines for children (part 3) Developing age-appropriate tools to measure the acceptability of paediatric medicines
This is the second post in a series on ‘improving medicines for children‘. Part 1 highlighted the importance of asking children and young people’s opinions about the medicines they take, and what medicines they would like researchers to develop in the future. By asking their opinion and ‘listening’ to what young people have to say will … More Improving medicines for children (part 2) – What is important to children and young people?
As a parent or carer of a child have you ever considered the following: How children’s medicines are made? How are they tested and whether they are tested in children? Does mixing/crushing medicines into foods/drinks change the products efficacy and whether it can be harmful to your child? My point is do you ever think … More Improving medicines for children