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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Doctors urge NICE to reverse decision on new osteoporosis drug

More than NHS 100 clinicians have called on NICE to...

Muscle relaxants 'ineffective' for low back pain

Muscle relaxant drugs are largely ineffective for low...

NSAIDs safe in COVID-19, study confirms

Concerns were raised early in the COVID-19 pandemic...

New muscle spasm treatment option

Myopridin (pridinol) can be prescribed to treat skeletal...

GPs warned over unsafe methotrexate prescribing

Prescribing of higher than recommended methotrexate...

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)

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