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See our September 2016 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Childhood Leukaemias
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
Eye Problems
Local Preparations for Anal Disorders
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Temporal Lobe Lesions
Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)
Patients at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury (by BKPA)

Professional articles
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

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


Content revised as a routine review

Professional reference articles 57
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Asperger's Syndrome
Benign Breast Disease
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Booking Criteria and Home Delivery
Child-parent Relationship and Potential Problems
Childhood Leukaemias
Congenital, Perinatal and Neonatal Infections
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Digoxin and the Cardiac Glycosides
Doctor's Bag - Contents
Down's Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
Drug Prescribing in Renal Impairment
Examination of the Eye
Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers (FII)
Fetal Distress
GP Appraisals
Gallstones and Cholecystitis
Hearing Testing and Screening in Young Children
Hearing Tests
Immunisation Schedule (UK)
Intussusception in Adults
Intussusception in Children
Iron Overload
Klippel-Feil Syndrome
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Children
Neonatal Examination
Neuropathic Joints (Charcot Joints)
Olecranon Bursitis
Opioid Analgesics
Oral Herpes Simplex
Parvovirus Infection
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Postpartum Contraception
Prenatal Screening for Down's Syndrome
Prescribing Oxygen
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Renal Tubular Disease
Retinal Artery Occlusions
Retinal Detachment
Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lung
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sjögren's Syndrome
Temporal Lobe Lesions
Thoracic Back Pain
Wrist Fractures
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Acute Bronchitis
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Breast Lumps
Cold Sores
Contraception After Having a Baby
Coombs' Test
Cough Caused by a Virus
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Down's Syndrome
Hearing Problems
Hearing Tests
Immunisation - Usual UK Schedule
Liquid Nitrogen Treatment
Muscle Weakness
Olecranon Bursitis (Student's Elbow)
Perioral Dermatitis
Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis of Down's Syndrome
Primary Cold Sore Infection
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
Retinal Detachment
Scaphoid Wrist Fracture
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sjögren's Syndrome
Slapped Cheek Disease
Medicine leaflets 29
Aclidinium inhaler
Beclometasone nasal spray
Betamethasone ear drops
Betamethasone nose drops
Betamethasone soluble tablets
Buspirone for anxiety
Calcium supplements
Clobazam for epilepsy
Clonazepam for epilepsy
Deflazacort tablets
Dithranol for psoriasis
Fludrocortisone tablets
Lorazepam - a benzodiazepine
Methylprednisolone tablets
Oxazepam for anxiety
Perampanel for epilepsy
Prednisolone ear drops
Prednisolone eye drops for inflammation
Rimexolone eye drops for inflammation
Shingles vaccine
Timolol eye drops for glaucoma
Triamcinolone nasal spray
Trimipramine for depression

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)
Advice for Travel Abroad
Medical Negligence
Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

New medicine leaflets
Soybean oil eye drops for dry eyes
Alogliptin tablets for diabetes
Dapoxetine tablets
Cobicistat tablets for HIV
Dolutegravir for HIV
Stavudine for HIV
Tenofovir for hepatitis B infection
Vortioxetine for depression

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

AugustSteatohepatitis and Steatosis (Fatty Liver)Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
JulyPsoriatic ArthritisPsoriatic Arthritis
MarchHeart Failure Diagnosis and Investigation
Heart Failure Management
Palliative Care of Heart Failure
Heart Failure
FebruaryMenopause 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
JanuaryPremature Labour
Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes
Pregnancy - Labour

Content revised as a result of routine review

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