What is Liquid to Tablets?

We're teaming up with play specialists from Leeds Children's Hospital to help children and young people switch from liquid medication to tablet medication with our special kits.

This transition not only enhances the well-being of the children but also contributes to cost savings for the NHS.

We're looking for 10 hospitals to test these kits out in our pilot stage!

Plus we've got lots of fun resources to help make the transition easier.

What’s in the kit?

Each kit includes everything you will need to support children to learn to swallow tablets, including cups, bottles, straws, pill boxes, tablet cutters, reward charts, top tips, and even sweets for practice sessions.

Why is it important?

For children who need medication, the shift from liquid to tablet medication offers a lots of benefits, including:

  • Easy-peasy travel: Tablets fit in pockets, so no more carrying heavy bottles on holidays or sleepovers.
  • Say goodbye to yucky tastes: Tablets usually don’t leave a nasty aftertaste like liquid medicine.
  • Skill boost!: Mastering the skill of taking tablets gives children and young people a confidence boost, making them feel proud and independent.
  • Saving pennies and the planet: Tablets last longer than syrup, so less waste and less cost for the NHS. Plus, choosing tablets over liquids cuts down on waste.
  • Putting children and young people first: The tablet switch puts their comfort and control at the top of the list, just like it should be!

How to get involved

**Applications are now closed and we have the ten hospitals for our pilot** you can still get involved in the project by heading to our downloads and resources page.

Downloads and resources

Head to our Liquid to Tablets downloads page for lots of fun resources to help make the transition easier like certificates and reward charts

Downloads and Resources

What is Sunshine in Hospitals?

Our hospital team delivers sunshine to children up and down the country currently receiving treatment in hospitals.

Our projects help to reduce anxiety, loneliness and isolation in the hospital and hospice environment for seriously ill children and their families.  

Find out more

Any questions?

Contact our hospital team at 020 8782 1171 or email hospitalservices@raysofsunshine.org.uk