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 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary (Target Ovarian Cancer)

Medicine leaflets
Aripiprazole long-acting injection

There was no content revised as a result of new guidance/articles, feedback, etc during July.

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Acute Alcohol Withdrawal and Delirium Tremens
Allergic Rhinitis
Anti-tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha (anti-TNF-alpha)
Bladder Cancer
Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Bulbar and Pseudobulbar Palsy
Burns - Assessment and Management
Cancers of the Oral Cavity
Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
Cardiogenic Shock
Clostridial Infection
Computerised Tomography (CT) Scans
Crystal Methamfetamine Drug Abuse
Cushing's Syndrome
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dermatophytosis (Tinea Infections)
Drowning and Near Drowning
Drug-induced Hepatitis
Epidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)
Eye Injuries
Fragile X Syndrome
Globus Sensation
Head and Neck Cancers
Healthy Diet and Enjoyable Eating
History Taking
Ideals and the Hippocratic Oath
Infantile Hypercalcaemia (Williams' Syndrome)
Japanese Encephalitis and Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Laryngeal Cancer
Meningococcal Disease
Meningococcal Vaccination
Necrotising Fasciitis
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Overactive Bladder
Paediatric Supraventricular Tachycardia
Pelvic Pain
Pharyngeal Cancer
Pituitary Function Tests
Protein-losing Enteropathy
Red Eye
Salivary Gland Tumours
Schizoaffective Disorder
Sex Therapy and Counselling
Sexual History Taking
Sigmoid Volvulus
Simple Wound Management and Suturing
Snake Bites
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Superficial Thrombophlebitis
Surgical Drains - Indications, Management and Removal
Thyroid Disease and Surgery
Tinea Capitis
Travel Vaccinations
Undescended and Maldescended Testes
Vaginal Discharge
Vitamin C Deficiency
Whipple's Disease
Yellow Fever and Yellow Fever Vaccination
Supraventricular Tachycardia in Adults
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Anthelmintics - Medicines for Worms
Bladder Cancer
Blood Transfusion
Buprenorphine Replacement for Heroin
Burns and Scalds
CT Colonography
CT Scan
Candidal Skin Infection
Clostridium Difficile
Cushing's Syndrome
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Epidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts)
Fungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)
Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)
Globus Sensation
Hay Fever
Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation
Laryngeal (Throat) Cancer
Meningococcal Immunisation
Meningococcal Infection
Methadone Replacement for Heroin
Midstream Specimen of Urine (MSU)
Mouth (Oral) Cancer
Overactive Bladder Syndrome
Pelvic Pain in Women
Reducing the Risk of Cot Death
Travel Vaccinations
Undescended Testes
Urethral Stricture
Vaginal Discharge and Vaginal Bleeding
Vitamin C Deficiency
Yellow Fever Immunisation
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Acenocoumarol - an anticoagulant
Darifenacin tablets
Fesoterodine tablets
Flavoxate tablets
Levomepromazine tablets
Lomustine capsules
Melphalan tablets
Paliperidone long-acting injection
Phenindione - an anticoagulant
Risperidone long-acting injection

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

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer
Macitentan for pulmonary arterial hypertension

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

Month Professional reference articles Health information leaflets
June Angle-closure Glaucoma
Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension
Primary Open-angle Glaucoma
Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma
Chronic Open-angle Glaucoma
May Anticonvulsants 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
April None None
March Bladder Cancer
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Bladder Cancer
Pregnancy and Diabetes
February Urethritis 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
January Colorectal 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

Month Professional reference articles Health information leaflets Medicines leaflets
June 41 40 11
May 36 22 3
April 32 29 25
March 40 18 22
February 38 44 22
January 47 37 21