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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Two thirds of gout patients do not receive preventative treatment

Only a third of patients with gout in the UK receive...

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NSAIDs analgesic of choice for osteoarthritis in draft NICE guidance

The draft guidance recommends that people with osteoarthritis...

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Consider safety of calcium supplements in older people with aortic stenosis, say researchers

New research links calcium supplements to earlier death...

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Warning over macrolide use in patients on hydroxychloroquine

Prescribers should carefully consider the benefits...

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Doctors urge NICE to reverse decision on new osteoporosis drug

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

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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