MIMS Neurology Clinic

Latest news and quick-reference resources collated by the MIMS editors to support primary care prescribing for neurological conditions including epilepsy, migraine and Parkinson's disease.

Latest news

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Valproate prescribing: plan for new regulatory measures without delay, instructs MHRA

A National Patient Safety Alert (NatPSA) has been issued...

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New treatment for advanced Parkinson's disease recommended by NICE

Foslevodopa–foscarbidopa (Produodopa) has been endorsed...

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ADHD medication shortages prompt National Patient Safety Alert

Several ADHD medications are facing supply disruptions...

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Epilepsy groups call for urgent review of valproate prescribing policy

In a letter to the Secretary of State, a coalition...

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Dramatic increase in ADHD prescribing

NHS data for England show that prescribing of CNS stimulants...

Prescribing Notes

Guide to treatment options for selected neurological conditions:

Epilepsy (including barbiturates, GABA analogues/uptake inhibitors and sodium valproate)

ADHD, narcolepsy (including CNS stimulants and atomoxetine)

Parkinson's disease (including levodopa, dopamine receptor agonists and COMT inhibitors)

Migraine (including triptans and prophylactic treatments)


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