Content Updates

The 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 patient information leaflets and medicine leaflets are also accredited by The Information Standard, a quality mark supported by the NHS England.

See our April 2015 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, professional reference articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Earache and Other Ear Problems
Ageing Feet
Broken Toe
Flat Feet
Foot Blisters
Foot Drop
Sweaty Feet

Medicine leaflets
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer

Professional article
Rape and Sexual Assault

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


Content revised as a result of routine review

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Acne Vulgaris
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Assessing Renal Function
Cat Scratch Disease
Cervical Cancer
Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Children with Respiratory Difficulties
Cholera and Cholera Vaccination
Chorioretinal Inflammation
Common Childhood Rashes
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Delay in Labour and Instrumental Delivery
Dyspraxia and Apraxia
Erythema Annulare Centrifugum
Expert Patients
Food Allergy and Food Intolerance
Hepatitis C
Hot Flushes
Macular Oedema
Motor Neurone Disease
Night Terrors and Parasomnias
Pulse Examination
Pyoderma Gangrenosum
Skin and Subcutaneous Nodules
Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow
Thyroglossal Cysts
Transposition of the Great Arteries
Viral Warts (excluding Verrucae)
Vitamin A Deficiency
Xeroderma Pigmentosum
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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Bupropion (Zyban®)
Cervical Cancer
Cholera Immunisation
Common Childhood Rashes
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Female Sterilisation
Food Allergy and Intolerance
Hemifacial Spasm
Hepatitis C
Meningitis Symptoms Checklist
Motor Neurone Disease
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Patellofemoral Pain
Pregnancy and Smoking
Rotator Cuff Injury and Inflammation
Slipped (Prolapsed) Disc
Smoking - How Addicted Are You?
Smoking - The Facts
Smoking and Others (Passive Smoking)
Tennis Elbow
The Benefits of Stopping Smoking
Tips To Help You Stop Smoking
Topical Steroids (excluding Inhaled Steroids)
Varenicline (Champix®)
Vasectomy (Male Sterilisation)
Warts and Verrucas
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Abiraterone for prostate cancer
Adapalene for acne
Aluminium hydroxide capsules
Amiodarone for irregular heartbeats
Colchicine for gout attacks
Combined hormonal contraceptives
Cyclopentolate eye drops
Dexamethasone eye drops for inflammation
Febuxostat to prevent gout attacks
Flecainide for irregular heartbeats
Fluorometholone eye drops for inflammation
Homatropine eye drops
Isotretinoin gel for acne
Loteprednol eye drops for inflammation
Medroxyprogesterone injection for contraception
Neostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Nizatidine to reduce stomach acid
Norethisterone for painful or heavy periods
Propafenone for irregular heartbeats
Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Rabeprazole to reduce stomach acid
Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid
Salicylic acid
Tretinoin for acne

Previous 2015 updates

Click here to see 2014 updates.

New 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 (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

New medicine leaflets
Avanafil for erectile dysfunction

New patientplus
Atrial Septal Defect
Female Genital Mutilation
Gender Dysphoria
Therapies and Theories Outside Traditional Medicine
Headache Pathway (NHS England)
Postpartum Psychosis
Stress Fractures

Content revised as a result of new guidance

MonthPatientPlusInformation Leaflets
MarchBladder Cancer
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes
Bladder Cancer
Pregnancy and Diabetes
FebruaryUrethritis 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
JanuaryColorectal 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