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.

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

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets


Health information leaflets
Neuroblastoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Wilms' Tumour

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

None

Content revised as a routine review

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Abdominal Trauma
Actinomycosis
Agoraphobia
Amniocentesis
Antifibrinolytic Drugs and Haemostatics
Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxia
Barrett's Oesophagus
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Cor Pulmonale
Corneal Foreign Bodies, Injuries and Abrasions
Diabetic Foot
Diabetic Neuropathy
Diuretics
Erythema Nodosum
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Hallux Rigidus
Hantavirus Infection
Hirsutism
Hypertension
Hypertension in Childhood
Hypotension
Lassa Fever, Marburg and Ebola Virus
Long-term Sickness and Incapacity
Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Malnutrition
Management of Hypertension
Meigs' Syndrome
Microalbuminuria
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Neuropathic Pain and its Management
PEG Feeding Tubes - Indications and Management
Painful Hips In Children
Panic Disorder
Pineal Gland and Circadian Rhythms
Postnatal Care (Puerperium)
Promoting Prevention - and Barriers to Prevention
Pupillary Abnormalities
Renal Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Rhabdomyosarcoma
Sarcoidosis
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Skin Tags
Social Isolation - How to Help Patients be Less Lonely
Syphilis
Urticaria
Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease
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Agoraphobia
Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction (RCPsych)
Amniocentesis

Anaesthesia Explained (RCoA) Barrett's Oesophagus
Biological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Corneal Injury and Foreign Bodies
Depression and Men (RCPsych)
Depression in Older Adults (RCPsych)
Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers
Eat More Fruit and Vegetables
Ebola
Erythema Nodosum
Frostbite
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Hives (Acute Urticaria)
Hives (Chronic Urticaria
Hives (Inducible Urticaria)
Living with a Long-term Condition
Medicines for High Blood Pressure
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Neuropathic Pain
Nonspecific Lower Back Pain in Adults
Oral Bronchodilators
Panic Attack and Panic Disorder
People with Mental Health Problems - a Checklist for Carers (RCPsych)
Pre-diabetes (Impaired Glucose Tolerance)
Psychosomatic Disorders
SSRI Antidepressants
Sarcoidosis
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling
Stye
Surviving Adolescence (RCPsych)
Syphilis
Tests for Blood Sugar (Glucose) and HbA1c
Weight Reduction - How to Lose Weight
Wheeze
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Aciclovir for viral infections
Ambrisentan for pulmonary hypertension
Aprepitant to prevent sickness
Chlorambucil tablets
Diazoxide
Dihydrotachysterol
Diltiazem
Disopyramide for irregular heartbeats
Donepezil for dementia
Erdosteine capsules
Estramustine for prostate cancer
Famciclovir for viral infections
Fluphenazine long-acting injection
Fusidic acid eye drops
Fusidic acid for skin infections
Hydralazine for high blood pressure
Hydroxocobalamin injection
Hydroxychloroquine tablets
Ispaghula husk for constipation
Loprazolam for sleeping problems
Moxifloxacin for infection
Nafarelin nasal spray
Nitrazepam for sleeping problems
Olanzapine long-acting injection
Ondansetron for sickness
Oxytetracycline tablets
Palonosetron to prevent sickness
Phenoxymethylpenicillin for infection
Prasugrel tablets
Progesterone
Progestogen-only contraceptive tablets
Rivastigmine
Sodium fusidate for infections
Temazepam
Valaciclovir for viral infections

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
Myelofibrosis
Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome
Screening Tests in the UK
Advice for Travel Abroad
Bullying
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
Albinism
Childhood Leukaemias
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
Eye Problems
Local Preparations for Anal Disorders
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinoblastoma
Temporal Lobe Lesions
Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)
Patients at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)
Bradycardia
Tonsillectomy
Children's Cancers
Diet in Chronic Kidney Disease
Sexual Assault

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
Edoxaban tablets

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
Multimorbidity
Two-year Child Development Check

Content revised as a result of new guidance

NovemberAcute Severe Asthma and Status Asthmaticus
Asthma
Asthma Action Plans
Children with Respiratory Difficulties
Chronic Persistent Cough in Adults
Diagnosing Childhood Asthma in Primary Care
Management of Adult Asthma
Management of Childhood Asthma
Nebulisers in General Practice
Occupational Asthma
Spirometry
Which Device in Asthma?
Asthma
Asthma - Peak Flow Diary
Asthma - Peak Flow Meter
Asthma - Picture Summary
Inhalers for Asthma
Oral Bronchodilators
Spirometry
Wheeze
OctoberAtrial Fibrillation
Stroke Prevention
Atrial Fibrillation
Preventing Stroke When You Have Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention Decision Aid
SeptemberNoneNone
AugustSteatohepatitis and Steatosis (Fatty Liver)Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
JulyPsoriatic ArthritisPsoriatic Arthritis
JuneNoneNone
MayNoneNone
AprilNoneNone
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
November696124
October332731
September573029
August443822
July341315
June492623
May413915
April452612
March672833
February52209
January472618