Giving your child medicine during their hospital stay

Self/carer administration of medicines scheme

If your child is staying at Evelina London, you can choose to take part in the self/carer administration of medicines scheme.

What is self/carer administration?

Self/carer administration is a scheme that allows you or your child to administer their medicines whilst they are in hospital.

It's a chance to increase your and your child's knowledge about medicines and how to take them.

Do we have to take part?

No. It is entirely up to you and your child. If you choose not to take part, the nurse will administer the medicines whilst your child is in hospital and give you information about them for when they go home.

If your child would like to take part, please ask your nurse. We will then assess your child's suitability to take part in the scheme, and ask you or your child to sign a consent form (depending on whether your child is able to give their consent).

You can stop self/carer administration at any time if your child would rather have the nurse give the medicines. Just let your nurse know.

More information

For further information about the scheme, please download our leaflet: Giving medicines to your child in hospital (PDF 152Kb).


Children's medicines helpline

Telephone: 020 7188 3003

Email: letstalkmedicines

Open: Monday-Friday, 10am-5.30pm