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 August 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Dietary Advice for People with a New Stoma
Eczema Herpeticum
Episcleritis and Scleritis
SARS (including the MERS Virus)

Medicine leaflets
Umeclidinium inhaler

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

NICE Melanoma: assessment and management (July 2015)
Professional reference articles - Malignant Melanoma of Skin
Information leaflets - Skin Cancer - Melanoma

Content revised as a result of routine review

Professional reference articles 33
Abnormal Involuntary Movements
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Blood Cultures
Burkitt's Lymphoma
Chest Deformity
Choroidal Melanoma
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Diamond-Blackfan Syndrome
Episcleritis and Scleritis
Femoral Nerve Lesion
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Hypnagogic Hallucinations
Macrocytosis and Macrocytic Anaemia
Malignant Melanoma
McCune-Albright Syndrome
Black and Brown Skin Lesions
Mycobacterial Skin Infections
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Pelvic Fractures
Psychiatric Assessment
Raised Intracranial Pressure
Relapsing Polychondritis
Respiratory Failure
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin
Swallowed Foreign Bodies
Takayasu's Arteritis
Tumour Markers
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Health information leaflets 4
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Skin Cancer - An Overview
Skin Cancer - Non-melanoma
Medicine leaflets 8
Amantadine for Parkinson's disease
Calcitriol capsules
Calcium and ergocalciferol tablets
Duloxetine for urinary symptoms
Eflornithine cream
Solifenacin tablets
Treosulfan capsules
Zinc sulfate tablets

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)

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer
Macitentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension
Aripiprazole long-acting injection

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
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