MIMS print publication

First published in 1959, MIMS has grown to be the essential prescribing and clinical reference for UK general practice.

MIMS provides concise expert summaries of prescribing information for prescription products alongside a range of other quick-reference prescribing tools including comparison tables, guideline summaries, visual guides and a constantly updated list of drug shortages.

MIMS content is compiled by our team of pharmacists for the benefit of UK healthcare professionals and is not influenced by marketing information from pharmaceutical companies.

Information in MIMS is based on product Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPCs) for Great Britain. Any differences in product SPCs between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are flagged in the MIMS listing where we are aware of these.

Receiving MIMS

MIMS is published in print every quarter, in March, June, September and December. Print copies are sent free of charge to all UK-based GPs who complete our online registration form .

If you have already registered and need to change your mailing address, please email medicalcirculation@haymarket.com including your name, surgery address and GMC number.

Healthcare professionals may subscribe to MIMS online or by emailing help@shop.haymarket.com.

If you’d like access for 10 or more users at your company we can offer substantial discounts on subscription rates. Contact the subscriptions team on support@gponline.com.

MIMS online

MIMS is one of the most up-to-date prescribing references for UK healthcare professionals. MIMS is updated constantly online, with changes incorporated daily including the addition of new drugs and formulations and the removal of products that are no longer available. Each quarterly print edition includes all the updates from the corresponding three months of online updates.

Advertising information

Advertising enquiries can be directed to our advertising team, details of which can be found on our MIMS advertising information page . Advertisements are accepted for publication only upon Haymarket Media Group Limited's standard Terms of Acceptance of Advertising, copies of which are available from the advertising sales department.


The climate crisis is a health crisis, and at MIMS we are keen to play our part in tackling this global challenge not only by reducing our own carbon footprint, but also by supporting UK healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies in their efforts to reduce the impact of healthcare - particularly prescribing - on the environment.

To support greener prescribing, we are initially focussing on ways to help reduce the use of pressurised metered-dose inhalers, which the NHS has identified as a key priority in its plan to achieve net zero by 2040. Inhalers with a lower carbon footprint (ie, dry-powder and soft-mist devices) are now highlighted in the print issue of MIMS with a leaf symbol, which will also soon be appearing on the inhaler listings online. In addition, MIMS provides a table to help healthcare professionals compare the carbon footprints of all inhalers available in the UK.

In terms of MIMS’ own carbon footprint, this largely comes from printing and delivery of the print copies. We continue to publish these in response to prescriber demand, but we encourage users to visit mims.co.uk for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. The frequency of print publication was reduced from monthly to quarterly in 2014 and over the last 5 years we have reduced the size of the print issue by nearly 200 pages. Paper is obtained from PEFC-certified sustainable sources, and to avoid unnecessary printing, users who register with MIMS must opt in to receive the print edition.

MIMS is published by Haymarket Media Group, which is certified by BSI to environmental standard ISO14001 and energy management standard ISO50001. In an independent audit by EcoVadis, Haymarket UK was awarded a ‘Bronze’ sustainability rating for 2022, and was ranked in the top 21% of companies in the publishing industry. Read more about Haymarket's work toward economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Sustainability is a continuous journey and we are determined to keep building on these efforts. We welcome all ideas and suggestions - please email mims@haymarket.com.


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