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 June 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Advice for Travel Abroad
NHS and Other Care Options
Sources of NHS Help When Unwell
Practical Guide to Healthy Caring (NHS England)

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


Content revised as a routine review

Professional reference articles 49
Acute Nephritis
Behçet's Disease
Breast Cancer
Cervical Spondylosis
Childhood Nutrition
Crigler-Najjar Syndrome
Crohn's Disease
Email Consultations in Healthcare
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Faltering Growth in Children
Familial Breast Cancer
Folate Deficiency
Gene Therapy
Hyperviscosity Syndrome
Inclusion Body Myositis
Infant Feeding
Infectious Mononucleosis
Mandibular Fractures and Dislocations
Myositis - Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
Nausea and Vomiting in Palliative Care
Needlestick Injury
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Paget's Disease of Breast
Paracetamol Poisoning
Pericardial Effusion
Pernicious Anaemia and B12 Deficiency
Physiological Changes In Pregnancy
Pityriasis Versicolor
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Post-polio Syndrome
Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome
Prevention of Falls in the Elderly
Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Renal Biopsy
Shingles and Shingles Vaccination
Thyroid Disease In Pregnancy
Torsion of the Testis
Traveller's Diarrhoea
Ulcerative Colitis
Underperforming Doctors
Urinary Frequency
Urinary Tract Obstruction
Von Willebrand's Disease
Whiplash and Cervical Spine Injury
Health information leaflets 26
Behçet's Disease
Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer - Hereditary Factors
Cervical Spondylosis
Crohn's Disease
Folic Acid Deficiency Anaemia
Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis)
Intravenous Urography (Pyelography)
Mediterranean Diet
Myocardial Perfusion Scan
Pityriasis Versicolor
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Prevention of Falls in the Elderly
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Torsion of the Testis
Traveller's Diarrhoea
Ulcerative Colitis
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Pernicious Anaemia
Whiplash Neck Sprain
Medicine leaflets 23
Beclometasone tablets for ulcerative colitis
Bromfenac eye drops
Chlordiazepoxide - a benzodiazepine
Chloroquine tablets and liquid medicine
Ciprofloxacin eye preparations
Cyclizine for sickness
Cycloserine for tuberculosis
Diclofenac eye drops
Efavirenz for HIV
Enfuvirtide for HIV
Ethambutol for tuberculosis
Imipramine tablets and liquid medicine
Ketorolac eye drops
Leflunomide tablets for arthritis
Lithium tablets and liquid medicine
Maraviroc tablets for HIV
Nepafenac eye drops
Oestrogen and Progestogen for HRT
Preparations (containing a corticosteriod) for piles
Raltegravir for HIV
Risedronate sodium tablets
Triamterene capsules

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

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
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
May 41 39 15
April 45 26 12
March 67 28 33
February 52 20 9
January 47 26 18