MIMS Rheumatology Clinic

Latest news and quick-reference resources collated by the MIMS editors to support primary care prescribing for rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, gout and musculoskeletal pain. 

Latest news

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Methotrexate sun protection reminder after patient death

People taking methotrexate should be reminded about...

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Taking NSAIDs with contraceptives linked to increased clot risk

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...

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MHRA introduces new measures to reduce JAK inhibitor risks

Prescribers are advised to avoid using janus kinase...

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MIMS Learning Live launches rheumatology stream to meet your learning needs

This year’s MIMS Learning Live event on 9 June provides...

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Use caution when prescribing analgesics for low back pain, say researchers

Researchers have urged caution over the use of analgesics...

Prescribing Notes

Guide to treatment options for selected rheumatological conditions:

Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation (including NSAIDs and topical analgesics)

At-a-glance product comparison charts.

Summaries of key national guidance.


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Physical activity (GPPAQ)

Enter patient’s questionnaire responses to assess physical activity levels.

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