The article ‘Sleep problems in older people: a practical guide to management’ by Dr Annie Chiu and Professor Brendon Yee published in the August 2016 issue of Medicine Today (pages 39 to 46) contained an error. On page 44, the third sentence under the heading ‘Dopaminergic medications’ should have read ‘Nonergotamine dopamine agonists such as pramipexole (off-­label use), ropinirole and rotigotine (transdermal patch) are longer acting and are the first­-line treatment for daily moderate or severe RLS.’

We apologise for this error and any confusion it may have caused. A corrected version of the article may be downloaded from the archive section of the Medicine Today website.