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See our October 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets

Professional articles

Medicine leaflets
Edoxaban tablets

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

ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS (2016)
Professional articles - Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention
Health information leaflets - Atrial Fibrillation, Preventing Stroke When You Have Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Decision Aid

Content revised as a routine review

Professional reference articles 33
Acute Pericarditis
Airways and Intubation
Alcoholism and Alcohol Misuse - Recognition and Assessment
Anti-inflammatory Eye Preparations
Antimicrobial Eye Preparations
Bicipital Tendinopathy
Bowel (Colonic) Polyps
Chronic Pericarditis
Coronary Revascularisation
Eye Drugs - Prescribing and Administering
Fever and Night Sweats
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Giant Cell Arteritis
Herpes Viruses
Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Otitis Externa and Painful, Discharging Ears
Painful Foot
Problems in Small Babies
Pyrexia of Unknown Origin
Refraction and Refractive Errors
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Small for Gestational Age Babies
Sore Throat
Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
West's Syndrome (Infantile Spasms)
Health information leaflets 27
A Knocked-out Tooth
Age-related Long Sight (Presbyopia)
Bowel (Colonic) Polyps
Breathlessness/Breathing Difficulties
Cuts (Lacerations)
Ear Infection (Otitis Externa)
Giant Cell Arteritis
Heat and Ice Treatment for Pain
How to Use Nose Drops
Hydatidiform Mole
Incontinence - Picture Summary
Incontinence/Bladder Chart
Long Sight (Hypermetropia)
Prickly Heat/Heat Rash (Miliaria)
Short Sight (Myopia)
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Sore Throat
Stress Incontinence
Tonsils and Adenoids
Urge Incontinence
Urinary Incontinence
Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
Medicine leaflets 31
Adefovir for hepatitis B
Amorolfine for fungal nail infections
Apixaban tablets
Atomoxetine for ADHD
Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm
Bambuterol tablets
Busulfan tablets
Clotrimazole for ear infections
Dexamfetamine for narcolepsy and ADHD
Docusate sodium
Enalapril - an ACE inhibitor
Entecavir for hepatitis B
Eprosartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker
Etoricoxib for pain and inflammation
Fosinopril - an ACE inhibitor
Gentamicin ear drops
Gentamicin eye drops
Glimepiride tablets for diabetes
Imidapril for high blood pressure
Ketoprofen for pain and inflammation
Lacosamide for epilepsy
Lisdexamfetamine for ADHD
Methylphenidate for ADHD
Ramipril - an ACE inhibitor
Salmeterol inhaler
Terbinafine for topical use
Trandolapril - an ACE inhibitor
Trientine capsules
Ursodeoxycholic acid

Previous 2016 updates

Click here to see 2015 updates.

New health information leaflets
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Multiple Pregnancy (eg, Twins/Triplets)
Premature Ovarian Insuffciency
Sever's Disease
Wound Infection
Zika Virus
Adrenal Fatigue
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Iodine Deficiency
Abdominal Reduction (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - BAAPS)
Botulinum Toxin Injections (BAAPS)
Breast Augmentation (Enlargement) (BAAPS)
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty) (BAAPS)
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy) (BAAPS)
Cosmetic Facial Injections (BAAPS)
Eyelid Surgery (BAAPS)
Facelifts (BAAPS)
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling) (BAAPS)
Laser Hair Removal (BAAPS)
Lasers in Plastic Surgery (BAAPS)
Lip Enhancement (BAAPS)
Male Breast Reduction for Gynaecomastia (BAAPS)
Reshaping Chins and Cheeks (BAAPS)
Rhinoplasty (Augmentation) (BAAPS)
Rhinoplasty (Reduction) (BAAPS)
Setting Back Prominent Ears (BAAPS)
Adult Sepsis Safety Net
Child Sepsis Safety Net
Bile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Coronary Artery Spasm
Diabetic Amyotrophy
Diabetes and Alcohol (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Emotional Eating (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Motivation (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes Depression, Distress and 'Burnout' (Diabetes UK)
Diabetes and Sex (Diabetes UK)
Aortic Dissection
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetic Neuropathy
Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome
Screening Tests in the UK
Advice for Travel Abroad
NHS and Other Care Options
Sources of NHS Help When Unwell
Practical Guide to Healthy Caring (NHS England)
Advice for Travel Abroad
Medical Negligence
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
Childhood Leukaemias
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
Eye Problems
Local Preparations for Anal Disorders
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Temporal Lobe Lesions
Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)
Patients at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)

New medicine leaflets
Soybean oil eye drops for dry eyes
Alogliptin tablets for diabetes
Dapoxetine tablets
Cobicistat tablets for HIV
Dolutegravir for HIV
Stavudine for HIV
Tenofovir for hepatitis B infection
Vortioxetine for depression

New professional reference articles
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
Biosimilar Medicines (NHS England)
Zika Virus
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Bile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Diabetic Amyotrophy
Dizzy Spells Pathway (NHS England)
Transient Loss of Consciousness Pathway (NHS England)
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Content revised as a result of new guidance

AugustSteatohepatitis and Steatosis (Fatty Liver)Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
JulyPsoriatic ArthritisPsoriatic Arthritis
MarchHeart Failure Diagnosis and Investigation
Heart Failure Management
Palliative Care of Heart Failure
Heart Failure
FebruaryMenopause and its Management
Hormone Replacement Therapy (including Benefits and Risks)
HRT - Initial Consultation
HRT - Follow-up Assessments
HRT - Topical
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Menopause - Alternatives to HRT
JanuaryPremature Labour
Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
Pregnancy - Labour

Content revised as a result of routine review

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leafletsMedicines leaflets