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 January 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Multiple Pregnancy (eg, Twins/Triplets)
Premature Ovarian Insuffciency

Professional articles
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

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

NICE Preterm labour and birth (Nov 2015)
Professional reference articles - Premature Labour and Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
Health information leaflets - Pregnancy - Labour

NICE Type 2 diabetes in adults - management (Dec 2015)
Professional reference articles - Antihyperglycaemic Agents used for Type 2 Diabetes, Assessment of the Patient with Established Diabetes, Diabetes Diet and Exercise, Diabetes with Hypertension, Insulin Regimens, Management of Type 2 Diabetes and The Patient with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes
Health information leaflets - Diabetes and High Blood Pressure, Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Content revised as a routine review

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Benign Thyroid Tumours
Churg-Strauss Syndrome
Colposcopy and Cervical Treatments
Consent To Treatment (Mental Capacity and Mental Health Legislation)
Constipation in Adults
Constipation in Children
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome
Delusions and Hallucinations
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Eye Problems
Disability in Older People
Dissocial Personality Disorder
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
Exomphalos and Gastroschisis
Eye Problems in Babies
Facial Nerve Palsy
Gaucher's Disease
Heel Pain
Hypertensive Emergencies
Infantile Intraventricular Haemorrhage
Klippel-Trénaunay Syndrome
Macular Holes
Mental Capacity Act
Multiple Pregnancy
Muscle Cramps
Necrotising Enterocolitis
Noonan's Syndrome
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Optic Atrophy
Optic Disc Swelling (including Papilloedema)
Otitis Media with Effusion
Personality Disorders and Psychopathy
Pes Planus (Flat Feet)
Plantar Fasciitis
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia
Pre-pregnancy Counselling
Precautions for Patients on Steroids Undergoing Surgery
Prurigo Nodularis
Screening for Cognitive Impairment
Spinal Tumours
Termination of Pregnancy
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Abortion (Termination of Pregnancy)
Advice for People with Diabetes when Unwell
Bell's Palsy
Blood Grouping (Typing)
Breast Pain
Colposcopy and Cervical Treatments
Constipation in Adults
Constipation in Children
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Angioplasty
Cramps in the Leg
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diet and Lifestyle during Pregnancy
Embarrassing Problems
Gallium Scan
Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Parkinson's Disease
Peripheral Vasodilators
Planning to Become Pregnant
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Pregnancy and Physical Activity
Strong Painkillers (Opioids)
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Bilastine tablets
Bimatoprost eye drops
Doxepin cream
Hydrocortisone tablets for cortisol replacement
Levocetirizine for allergy
Liothyronine tablets
Losartan - an angiotensin receptor blocker
Memantine for dementia
Metronidazole skin gel and cream
Mupirocin for skin infections
Mupirocin nasal ointment
Oseltamivir capsules and suspension
Phenoxybenzamine - an alpha-blocker
Tafluprost eye drops
Terbinafine tablets
Tinidazole tablets for infection
Travoprost eye drops

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)
Chikungunya Fever
Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
Diet Sheet for Oesophageal Reflux
Hypermobility Syndrome
Safer Sex
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs)
Fever and Night Sweats
Nasal Congestion
Shoulder Pain
Sleep Paralysis
Child Attachment Disorder
Flashes, Floaters and Haloes
Vitreous Haemorrhage
Sinclair Method for Alcohol Use Disorder (C3E)

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
Ketoconazole shampoo
Lomitapide capsules
Olodaterol inhaler for COPD
Apraclonidine eye drops

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
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)Child Attachment Disorder
Vitreous Haemorrhage

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthProfessional reference articlesHealth information leaflets
Influenza Vaccination
Coeliac Disease 
Influenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza Immunisation
Coeliac Disease
Coeliac Disease Diet Sheet
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