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 April 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
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)

Medicine leaflets
Alogliptin tablets for diabetes

Professional articles
Bile Acid Malabsorption/Diarrhoea
Diabetic Amyotrophy

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


Content revised as a routine review

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Ablation Therapy for Arrhythmias
Acute Pituitary Failure
Acute Poisoning - General Measures
Adult Cardiopulmonary Arrest
Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
Bladder and Urethral Injuries
Catheterising Bladders
Choking and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
Common Problems in Pregnancy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Crisis Intervention
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Facial Pain
Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Gastrointestinal Infections in Pregnancy
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Genetic Counselling - a Guide for GPs
Graft-vs-Host Disease
Hot Flushes
Huntington's Disease
Intracranial Abscesses
Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Menstruation and its Disorders
Neutropenic Patients and Neutropenic Regimes
Peripheral Blood Film
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Effusion Aspiration
Post-term Pregnancy (Prolonged Pregnancy)
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Premature Ejaculation
Renal Replacement Therapy and Transplantation
Reye's Syndrome
Rheumatoid Factor
Sepsis (Septicaemia)
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Vertebrobasilar Occlusion and Vertebral Artery Syndrome
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Absent or Irregular Periods
Alcohol and Sensible Drinking
Alcoholism and Problem Drinking
Chest Infection
Chest Pain
Common Problems in Pregnancy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Corns and Calluses
Delaying a Period
Diet and Lifestyle during Pregnancy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Dyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Huntington's Disease
Muscular Dystrophies - An Overview
Periods and Some Period Problems
Pilonidal Sinus
Pleural Effusion
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Premature Ejaculation
Recommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Viral Rashes
Why Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Sepsis (Septicaemia)
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Almotriptan for migraine
Cyclopenthiazide tablets
Flurbiprofen lozenges
Frovatriptan for migraine
Lacidipine tablets for high blood pressure
Lercanidipine tablets for high blood pressure
Linagliptin tablets for diabetes
Nitrofurantoin for urine infections
Primidone for epilepsy
Tetrabenazine tablets

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)

New medicine leaflets
Soybean oil eye drops for dry eyes

New professional reference articles
Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
Biosimilar Medicines (NHS England)
Zika Virus
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

Content revised as a result of new guidance

Month Professional reference articles Health information leaflets
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
March 67 28 33
February 52 20 9
January 47 26 18