Professional skills

RCPCH and RPS joint College webinar: The why and how of pill swallowing

In this webinar, the speakers will discuss Pill School and KidsMedz initiatives


  • Dr Emma Lim
  • Dr Alice McCloskey
  • Stephen Tomlin
  • Dr David Terry

Date of Recording

February 2, 2022

Available Until

March 1, 2023

Learning Outcomes:

Identify medicines optimisation and safety benefits surrounding pill swallowing

Describe the steps involved in teaching children, young people and adults with pill aversion how to swallow pills

Discuss prescribing considerations when switching to solid dosage forms

Identify training and support available across the UK

Post-webinar evaluation survey

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Related resources

  • podcasts

    Pill swallowing in children

    How can we as paediatric health professionals support children and young people to swallow pills? In this series of educational podcasts, produced with Kidzmed, Dr Emma Lim chats with colleagues at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle to explore what's gone well and what they can learn...

  • KidzMed programme

    Kidzmed is a programme developed for members of the multidisciplinary team to teach children and young people how to swallow pills.

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

We do not issue CPD certificates for webinars or podcasts, as we are unable to verify participation.

However, you are still able to record as a CPD activity as you normally would, detailing what you have learned and how the learning will benefit your practice.

When recording the activity, delegates should focus on the reflection and detail the following:

  • What did you learn?
  • What effect has/will the learning had/have on your current practice?
  • What further learning or action, if any, is needed as a result of the original learning activity?

If you have any questions, please contact the CPD team

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  • Dr Emma Lim

    Consultant paediatrician

  • Dr Alice McCloskey


  • Stephen Tomlin

  • Dr David Terry

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