MIMS Child Health Clinic

Latest news and quick-reference resources collated by the MIMS editors to support primary care prescribing in child health, including immunisations and ADHD.   

Latest news

First obesity treatment approved for adolescents

First obesity treatment approved for adolescents

Saxenda (liraglutide) can now be prescribed to treat...

Don't prescribe antibiotics for childhood chest infections, GPs advised

Don't prescribe antibiotics for childhood chest infections, GPs advised

Clinicians should not prescribe antibiotics for most...

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

The balance between the benefits and risks of chloramphenicol...

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Advice on the contraindication for use of chloramphenicol...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...


Prescribing Notes

Guide to treatment options for selected paediatric conditions:

ADHD (including methylphenidate)

Growth disorders (including somatropin and somatostatin)


At-a-glance product comparison charts.


Summaries of key national guidance.


Calculators

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Baby age

Enter a baby's date of birth to calculate his or her age in weeks.

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BSA (Mosteller formula)

Enter height and weight to calculate body surface area (BSA).

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