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. 

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GPs warned over unsafe methotrexate prescribing

GPs warned over unsafe methotrexate prescribing

Prescribing of higher than recommended methotrexate...

No significant benefits of hydroxychloroquine use in patients with COVID-19, studies show

No significant benefits of hydroxychloroquine use in patients with COVID-19, studies show

Hydroxychloroquine does not significantly reduce COVID-19...

NICE releases rapid guidance for primary care clinicians during COVID-19 pandemic

NICE releases rapid guidance for primary care clinicians during COVID-19 pandemic

New guidance on the care of patients with suspected...

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine not approved for COVID-19, MHRA cautions

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine not approved for COVID-19, MHRA cautions

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should not be used...

Review patients soon after starting opioids, says updated chronic pain guidance

Review patients soon after starting opioids, says updated chronic pain guidance

Revised chronic pain guidance from the Scottish Intercollegiate...


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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