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 October 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Chikungunya Fever
Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
Diet Sheet for Oesophageal Reflux
Hypermobility Syndrome
Safer Sex

Medicine leaflets
Ketoconazole shampoo
Lomitapide capsules
Olodaterol inhaler for COPD

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

None in October.

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Acute Urinary Retention
Baby Colic
Benign Liver Tumours
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign Skin Tumours
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition - including Pseudogout
Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
Chikungunya Fever
Choledochal Cysts
Cholestasis Dr Roger Henderson
Chronic Urinary Retention
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
Crush Syndrome
Edwards' Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Endometrial Sampling
Frozen Shoulder
Fungal Nail Infections
Genital Herpes in Pregnancy
Genital Herpes Simplex
Hypermobility Syndrome
Immunodeficiency (Primary and Secondary)
Kawasaki Disease
Klüver-Bucy Syndrome
Liver Biopsy
Lumbar Puncture
Major Incident Plans
Mastocytosis and Mast Cell Disorders
Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis
Neurological Examination of the Lower Limbs
Neurological Examination of the Upper Limbs
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention
Ovarian Tumours and Fibroids in Pregnancy
Pancreatic Endocrine Tumours
Pancreatic Exocrine Tumours
Peyronie's Disease
Pressure Ulcers
Primary Healthcare Team
Primary Liver Cancer
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Purpuric Rashes
Restless Legs Syndrome
Secondary Liver Cancer
Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough Vaccination
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Antiviral Medication for Genital Herpes
Baby Colic
Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition - including Pseudogout
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Fungal Nail Infections
Genital Herpes
Heart Valves and Valve Disease
How to Use Your Eye Ointment
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Kawasaki Disease
Liver Biopsy
Liver Function Tests
Lumbar Puncture
Mitral Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis
MRI Scan
Pancreatic Cancer
Peyronie's Disease
Pressure Ulcers
Preventing Steroid-induced Osteoporosis
Primary Liver Cancer
Prostate Gland Enlargement
Restless Legs Syndrome
The Ears, Hearing and Balance
The Heart and Blood Vessels
The Immune System
The Pancreas
The Spleen
Urinary Retention
Whooping Cough
X-ray Test
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Aciclovir cream
Acipimox capsules
Ascorbic acid tablets
Benzoyl peroxide for acne
Glyceryl trinitrate for angina
Glyceryl trinitrate rectal ointment
Indacaterol for COPD
Isosorbide dinitrate
Isosorbide mononitrate
Ketoconazole cream
Magnesium hydroxide for constipation
Magnesium trisilicate
Nicotinamide gel for acne
Penciclovir cream
Potassium citrate for cystitis
Sodium citrate for cystitis
Sodium cromoglicate capsules for food allergy
Terbutaline inhaler and nebuliser

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)
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)

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

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
SeptemberInfective Endocarditis
Pulmonary Hypertension
Infective Endocarditis
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