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 July 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets


Health information leaflets
Advice for Travel Abroad
Medical Negligence

Medicine leaflets
Cobicistat tablets for HIV
Dolutegravir for HIV
Stavudine for HIV
Tenofovir for hepatitis B infection
Vortioxetine for depression

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


Pharmacological treatment of psoriatic arthritis: a systematic literature review for the 2015 update of the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis
Professional article: Psoriatic Arthritis; health information leaflet: Psoriatic Arthritis

Content revised as a routine review

Professional reference articles 34
Blind Loop Syndrome
Blind Treatment of Bacterial Infection
Blue Naevus
Cardiac Transplant
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Common Postoperative Complications
Dupuytren's Contracture
Ebstein's Anomaly
Fungal Lung Infections
Halo Naevus
Hepatitis B
Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Intradermal and Compound Naevi
Junctional Naevus
Leg Ulcers
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Niemann-Pick Disease
Non-diabetic Retinal Vascular Disease
Osmolality, Osmolarity and Fluid Homeostasis
Pityriasis Rosea
Pre-hospital Analgesia
Protein C Deficiency
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
Seborrhoeic Wart
Shoulder Joint Replacements
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People
Travel Vaccinations
Vaccines and Immunological Products
Venous Leg Ulcers
Health information leaflets 13
Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Angiography
Dupuytren's Contracture
Hepatitis B
Micturating/Voiding Cystourethrogram (MCUG/VCUG)
Pityriasis Rosea
Seborrhoeic Warts
Travel Vaccinations
Venous Leg Ulcers
Medicine leaflets 15
Abacavir for HIV
Atovaquone for pneumocystis pneumonia
Didanosine for HIV
Emtricitabine for HIV
Etravirine for HIV
Haloperidol long-acting injection
Prednisone for arthritis
Proguanil with atovaquone for malaria prevention
Rasagiline for Parkinson's disease
Rilpivirine for HIV
Sodium aurothiomalate for arthritis
Sodium oxybate
Tamoxifen for breast cancer
Tenofovir for HIV

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
Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome
Screening Tests in the UK
Advice for Travel Abroad
NHS and Other Care Options
Sources of NHS Help When Unwell
Practical Guide to Healthy Caring (NHS England)

New medicine leaflets
Soybean oil eye drops for dry eyes
Alogliptin tablets for diabetes
Dapoxetine 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)

Content revised as a result of new guidance

Month Professional reference articles Health information leaflets
June None None
May None None
April None None
March Heart Failure Diagnosis and Investigation
Heart Failure Management
Palliative Care of Heart Failure
Heart Failure
February Menopause 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
January Premature Labour
Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
Pregnancy - Labour

Content revised as a result of routine review

Month Professional reference articles Health information leaflets Medicines leaflets
June 49 26 23
May 41 39 15
April 45 26 12
March 67 28 33
February 52 20 9
January 47 26 18