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

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...

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Daily application of emollients in infancy is not effective...

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

The routine HPV vaccination programme is to be extended...


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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