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 June 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional reference articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Colour Vision Deficiency (Colour Blindness)
Growing Pains
Steroid Injections

Professional reference articles
Trichomonas Vaginalis

Medicine leaflets
Macitentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension

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

SIGN, Glaucoma referral and safe discharge - A national clinical guideline (2015)
Professional reference articles - Angle-closure Glaucoma, Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension, Primary Open-angle Glaucoma
Health information leaflets - Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma, Chronic Open-angle Glaucoma

Content revised as a result of routine review

Professional reference articles 41
Amniotic Fluid Embolism
Anal Fissure
Anogenital Warts
Anterior Knee Pain
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
Assessing Renal Function
Bone Tumours
Brain Tumours in Adults
Brain Tumours in Children
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Coxsackievirus Infection
Febrile Convulsions
Goldenhar's Syndrome
Gynaecological History and Examination
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Immunisation Schedule (UK)
Interstitial Nephritides and Nephrotoxins
Linear IgA Dermatosis
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Ogilvie's Syndrome
Organophosphate Poisoning
Placenta Praevia
Placenta and Placental Problems
Prolapsed Cord
Pruritus Ani
Rabies Vaccination
Rectal Bleeding in Adults
Rectal Bleeding in Children
Refsum's Disease
Retained Placenta
Shoulder Pain
Strabismus (Squint)
Thallium Poisoning
Vitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets
Vulval Cancer and Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia
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Acute Prostatitis
Anogenital Warts
Antipsychotic Medicines
Attendance Allowance
Benefits for Bereaved People
Benefits for the Terminally Ill
Blood Tests to Detect Inflammation
Brain Cancer and Brain Tumours
Carer's Allowance
Chronic Prostatitis
Disability Living Allowance for Children
Disabled Road Users
Employment and Support Allowance
Essential Tremor
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate
Febrile Seizure (Febrile Convulsion)
Five Choices to Help You Stay Healthy
Free or Reduced Cost Prescriptions
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Healthy Start
Help With Health Costs
Immunisation - Usual UK Schedule
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Itchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Maternity Benefits
Medicines for Urinary Urgency and Incontinence
Medicines for Vertigo
Personal Independence Payment
Physical Activity For Health
Primary Bone Cancer
Rabies Immunisation
Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces)
Squint (Strabismus) in Children
Statutory Sick Pay
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
TENS Machines
Vitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets
Vulval Cancer
Medicine leaflets 11
Aciclovir eye ointment
Cyproterone - an anti-androgen for men
Dantrolene for chronic muscle spasm
Iloprost for pulmonary arterial hypertension
Naltrexone tablets
Nystatin for oral thrush
Quinine for malaria
Raloxifene for osteoporosis
Sildenafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension

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

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer

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

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leaflets
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