Drug treatment guidelines

Quick-reference summaries of key clinical guidance from authoritative national bodies including NICE and SIGN. 

GPs can use MIMS guidelines summaries to earn CPD credits towards revalidation. The number of credits available is indicated on each summary.

 

Cardiovascular System

Lipid Modification for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on lipid lowering with statins.

Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive (DVLA Guidance)

Key advice from DVLA on fitness to drive.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (Joint British Societies' Guideline)

Recommended assessments, management and targets.

Clinical Management of Primary Hypertension in Adults (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on high blood pressure.

Contraception

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on injections, implant and...

Diabetes

Management of Type 2 Diabetes (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Gastrointestinal Tract

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on IBS.

Management of Crohn's Disease (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on Crohn's disease.

Management of Ulcerative Colitis (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on ulcerative colitis.

H.pylori: Eradication Regimens (NICE)

Summary of NICE guidance on Helicobacter treatment.

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Care and Management of Osteoarthritis in Adults (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on OA assessment and treatment.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Menopause: diagnosis and management (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on menopause.

Pain/Palliative Care

Initiating Treatment with Transdermal Opioids

Guidance on dosing for fentanyl and buprenorphine patches.

Co-Analgesics for Use in Cancer Pain

Agents and doses for different types of cancer pain.

WHO Pain Ladder for Cancer Pain Relief in Adults

Summary of 3-step approach to analgesia in cancer patients.

Opioid Analgesics: Approximate Potency Equivalence with Oral Morphine

Guide to potencies of opioid analgesics, for dose conversion.

Prescribing of Strong Opioids for Pain in Palliative Care of Adults (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on prescribing opioid analgesics.

Respiratory System

Management of Asthma - Inhaled Corticosteroid Doses (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Categorisation of inhaled corticosteroid doses in asthma.

Management of Asthma in Adults (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in adults.

Management of Asthma in Children (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in children.

COPD: Management in Adults (NICE)

Summary of NICE guidance on COPD treatment.

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