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 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...

Licensed melatonin treatment now available for children with autism

Licensed melatonin treatment now available for children with autism

GPs can now prescribe melatonin as a licensed prolonged-release...


Prescribing Notes

Guide to treatment options for selected paediatric conditions:

ADHD (including methylphenidate)

Growth disorders (including somatropin and somatostatin)


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