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

A bowl of salted peanuts is shown with an adrenaline pen in the background.

New peanut allergy treatment recommended by NICE

Children and young people with a peanut allergy are...

A young boy wearing a face mask looks away as a doctor's blue-gloved hands are seen injecting a vaccine into the boy's upper arm.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine approved for paediatric use

A new lower-dose presentation of Comirnaty has been...

A woman's hand holds a blue plastic scoop full of baby milk powder above the tin she has just filled it from, with a baby bottle visible in the background.

Prescribing infant formulae made easier with new MIMS table

MIMS has published a quick-reference comparison table...

First obesity treatment approved for adolescents

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

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

Clinicians should not prescribe antibiotics for most...

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.

The first few rows of the new baby milk comparison table taken from the December 2021 print issue of MIMS.

Infant formulae

Lice and scabies treatments

Summaries of key national guidance.


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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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