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 February 2017 updates below, or view previous updates.

New health information leaflets, professional articles and medicine leaflets

Health information leaflets
Fetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
Postpartum Endometritis
Spinal Stenosis

Professional articles
Combined Hormonal Contraception (Pill, Patch, Vaginal Ring)
Fetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
Fragility Fractures

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


Content revised as a routine review

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Advising Patients Travelling to Remote Locations
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Anal Fissure
Antenatal Infections and their Consequences
Bleeding Disorders
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Drug Misuse and Dependence
Elbow Joint Replacement
Faecal Incontinence
First Aid in General Practice
Genitourinary Prolapse
Hiatus Hernia
Infective Conjunctivitis
Intraosseous Infusion
Knee Ligament Injuries
Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis
Lung Cancer
Meralgia Paraesthetica
Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
Monitoring the NHS
Myasthenia Gravis
Nasal Polyps
Nocturnal Enuresis in Children
Non-allergic Rhinitis
Ocular Local Anaesthetics
Oesophageal Strictures, Webs and Rings
Paget's Disease of Bone
Patient Groups
Polio and Polio Vaccination
Postpartum Endometritis
Resuscitation in Hypovolaemic Shock
Rheumatic Fever
Rhinitis and Nasal Obstruction
Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Substitute Prescribing for Opioid Dependence
Sydenham's Chorea
Transient Ischaemic Attacks
Ulcer Surgery and its Complications
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Advice for Travelling to Remote Locations
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Bedwetting Alarms
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) Pill
Contraceptive Patch
Desmopressin for Bedwetting
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Gallstones Diet Sheet
Genitourinary Prolapse
Hiatus Hernia
Infective Conjunctivitis
Knee Ligament Injuries
Lung Cancer
Meralgia Paraesthetica
Myasthenia Gravis
Nasal Polyps
Paget's Disease of Bone
Persistent Rhinitis
Polio Immunisation
Post-concussion Syndrome
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
Recreational Drugs
Reward Systems for Bedwetting
Transient Ischaemic Attack
Medicine leaflets 28
Betaxolol eye drops for glaucoma
Carbimazole tablets
Ciprofibrate for hyperlipidaemia
Eplerenone tablets
Exemestane for breast cancer
Ezetimibe tablets
Fenoprofen tablets for pain and inflammation
Fulvestrant for breast cancer
Ganciclovir eye gel
Hydromorphone for cancer pain
Ibuprofen for pain and inflammation
Ketoprofen gel for pain relief
Letrozole for breast cancer
Mefenamic acid for pain and inflammation
Morphine for pain relief
Nedocromil sodium eye drops
Nefopam for pain relief
Norethisterone contraceptive injection
Norethisterone for painful or heavy periods
Oxycodone for pain relief
Peppermint oil capsules
Piroxicam gel for pain relief
Sulfadiazine tablets
Tramadol for pain relief

Previous 2017 updates

Click here to see 2016 updates.

New health information leaflets

Professional articles
Chlorine Gas
Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
Hyperkalaemia in Children

New medicine leaflets

New professional reference articles

Content revised as a result of new guidance


Content revised as a result of routine review

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