Content Updates

The Patient website editorial team creates accurate and up-to-date content reflecting reliable research evidence and latest recognised guidance.

Each month we aim to release around 80-100 new or revised documents, which makes us proud to say we have one of the most trusted and current information resources in the UK.

Our health information leaflets and medicine leaflets are also accredited by The Information Standard, a quality mark supported by the NHS England.

See our September 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Blood in Urine
Cleft Lip and Palate
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis)
Jet Lag
Joint Pain
Vitamin A Deficiency
Back Pain Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Foot Pain Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Knee Pain Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Neck Pain Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Shoulder Pain Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Tennis Elbow Exercises (Arthritis Research UK)
Autism and Related Problems (MindEd)
Avoiding School and Social Isolation (MindEd)
Eating Problems (MindEd)
Family Relationship Problems (MindEd)
Flashbacks, Trauma, Bullying (MindEd)
Loss and Grief (MindEd)
Mood Swings and Muddled Thinking (MindEd)
Poor Concentration and Overactivity 1 (MindEd)
Poor Concentration and Overactivity 2 (MindEd)
Sad, Bored or Isolated (MindEd)
Self-Harm and Risky Behaviour (MindEd)
Sexualised Behaviour (MindEd)
Sexuality and Mental Health (MindEd)
Sleeping Difficulties (MindEd)
Soiling (MindEd)
Substance Misuse (MindEd)
The Aggressive or Difficult Child (MindEd)
The Loner (MindEd)
The Worried Child (MindEd)
Tics and Twitches (MindEd)
Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MindEd)
Wetting (MindEd)

Medicine leaflets
Ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids

Content revised as a result of new guidance, feedback, etc

2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis
Professional reference article - Infective Endocarditis
Information leaflet - Infective Endocarditis

2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension
Professional reference article - Pulmonary Hypertension

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Alport's Syndrome
Arsenic Poisoning
Asteatotic Eczema (Eczema Craquelé)
Blood Products for Transfusion
Blood Transfusion Reactions
Dandy-Walker Syndrome
Delayed Puberty
Eczema on Hands and Feet
Enteropathic Arthropathies
Eye and Optic Nerve Tumours
Eye in Systemic Disease
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis)
Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome
Heart in Systemic Disease
Herpes Zoster Oticus (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome)
Horner's Syndrome
Juvenile Plantar Dermatosis
Lead Poisoning
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Mushroom and Toadstool Toxicology
Normal and Abnormal Puberty
Notifiable Diseases
Nutritional Support in Hospital
Nutritional Support in Primary Care
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome in Children
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Polyarteritis Nodosa
Precocious Puberty
Prevention of Infective Endocarditis
Schamberg's Disease
Short Stature
Spider Bites
Toe Deformities
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Ambulatory Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Chickenpox in Children under 12
Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Gastroscopy (Endoscopy)
Get to Know Your Testicles (Testes)
Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome
Hypothyroidism - Underactive Thyroid
Infective Endocarditis
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Multiple Sclerosis
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Potassium-sparing Diuretics
Routine Kidney Function Blood Test
The Eyes and Vision
The Female Reproductive System
The Gut
The Kidneys and Urinary Tract
The Male Reproductive System
The Pituitary Gland
The Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
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Acitretin capsules for psoriasis
Alfacalcidol capsules and drops
Azelaic acid
Bexarotene capsules
Bicalutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Buserelin for men
Buserelin for women
Calcipotriol for psoriasis
Capecitabine tablets
Darbepoetin alfa
Duloxetine for mood and nerve disorders
Fidaxomicin for Clostridium difficile
Malathion liquid
Methadone oral solution
Minoxidil for high blood pressure
Montelukast for asthma
Permethrin cream
Tacalcitol for psoriasis
Tazarotene for psoriasis
Tiotropium - a bronchodilator
Undecenoate for athlete's foot
Vitamin A
Zafirlukast for asthma

Previous 2015 updates

Click here to see 2014 updates.

New health information leaflets
CA125 Blood Test (Target Ovarian Cancer)
Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England)
Atrial Septal Defect
Dietary Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
Dietary Sodium
Gender Dysphoria
Vulval Problems
Dental Check-ups (Toothpick)
Dental Injuries (Toothpick)
Dentures (Toothpick)
Teeth Straightening (Toothpick)
Teeth Whitening (Toothpick)
Tooth Decay (Toothpick)
Wisdom Teeth (Toothpick)
Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage (RCoA)
Nerve Damage Associated with a Spinal or Epidural Injection (RCoA)
Cri du Chat Syndrome
Dietary Potassium
Cervical Suture (RCOG)
HIV and Pregnancy (RCOG)
Premature Labour (RCOG)
Alcohol and Older People (RCPsych)
Earache and Other Ear Problems
Ageing Feet
Broken Toe
Flat Feet
Foot Blisters
Foot Drop
Sweaty Feet
Common Dislocations
Colour Vision Deficiency (Colour Blindness)
Growing Pains
Steroid Injections
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary (Target Ovarian Cancer)
Dietary Advice for People with a New Stoma
Eczema Herpeticum
Episcleritis and Scleritis
SARS (including the MERS Virus)

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer
Macitentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension
Aripiprazole long-acting injection
Umeclidinium inhaler

New professional reference articles
Atrial Septal Defect
Female Genital Mutilation
Gender Dysphoria
Therapies and Theories Outside Traditional Medicine
Headache Pathway (NHS England)
Postpartum Psychosis
Stress Fractures
Rape and Sexual Assault
Trichomonas Vaginalis

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leaflets
AugustMalignant Melanoma of SkinSkin Cancer - Melanoma
JulyMeningococcal Vaccination
Meningococcal Disease
Meningococcal Immunisation
Meningococcal Infection
JuneAngle-closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension
Primary Open-angle Glaucoma
Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma
Chronic Open-angle Glaucoma
MayAnticonvulsants used for Focal Seizures
Anticonvulsants used for Generalised Seizures
Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Epilepsy in Adults
Epilepsy in Children and Young People
Epilepsy in Elderly People, First Seizure
Status Epilepticus Management
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2015-2016
Could it be Epilepsy?
Dealing with a Tonic-clonic Seizure
Epilepsy - A General Introduction
Epilepsy - Contraception/Pregnancy Issues
Epilepsy with Absence Seizures
Epilepsy with Focal Seizures
Epilepsy with Tonic-clonic Seizures
Living with Epilepsy
Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Treatments for Epilepsy
MarchBladder Cancer
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Bladder Cancer
Pregnancy and Diabetes
FebruaryUrethritis in Men
Progestogen-only Injectable Contraceptives
Postnatal Depression
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring
Urethritis and Urethral Discharge in Men
Contraceptive Injection
Postnatal Depression
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
JanuaryColorectal Cancer
Bariatric Surgery
Medication-overuse Headache and Headache Triggers
Primary Sexual Headache
Secondary Headache
Normal Labour
Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer
Surgery for Obesity
Medication-induced (Medication-overuse) Headache

Content revised as a result of routine review

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leafletsMedicines leaflets