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 Department of Health.

See our August 2014 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, clinical articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Calcium-rich Diet
Suicidal Thoughts
Dealing with Tantrums (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Schizophrenia - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Information for Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Worries and Anxieties - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Depression in Young People - Helping Children to Cope (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Obsessive–compulsive Disorder in Children and Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Self-harm in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Medicine leaflets
Dronedarone tablets
Linaclotide capsules
Lubiprostone for constipation
Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea
Topiramate for epilepsy

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

Current developments
PatientPlus article - Lassa Fever, Marburg and Ebola Virus

Dept of Health Green Book, Influenza Chapter correction and annual review
PatientPlus articles - Influenza and Influenza Vaccination
Information leaflets - Influenza and Flu-like Illness and Influenza Immunisation

SIGN Management of Primary Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma(2014)
PatientPlus articles - Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin

Content revised as a result of routine review

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Abnormal Gait
Acute Abdomen
Acute Optic Neuritis
Bickerstaff's Brainstem Encephalitis
Biliary Atresia
Cardiac Enzymes and Markers for Myocardial Infarction
Cholesterol-lowering Sterols and Stanols
Cold Agglutinins
Complement Deficiencies
Connective Tissue Diseases in Pregnancy
Contact and Occupational Dermatitis
Dermatitis Artefacta
Dermatological History and Examination
Diphtheria and Diphtheria Vaccination
Examination of the Spine
Flatulence and Wind
Gait Abnormalities in Children
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate and Gamma-butyrolactone Abuse
Glycogen Storage Disorders
Haemophilus Influenzae
Heat-related Illness
Hunter's Syndrome
Hypokalaemic Alkalosis
Inserting Temporary Pacemakers
Intrauterine System (IUS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Knee Joint Replacements
Lactic Acidosis
Left Iliac Fossa Pain
Lichen Planus
Malpresentations and Malpositions
McArdle’s Disease (Glycogen Storage Disease Type V)
Musculocutaneous Nerve Lesion (C5-C6)
Mycobacterium Avium Complex
Nightmare Disorder
Opiate Poisoning
Pacemaker Syndrome and Pacemaker Complications
Pharyngeal Pouch
Phosphofructokinase Deficiency Glycogen Storage Disease
Prescribing for the Older Patient
Radial Nerve Lesion (C5-C8)
Rectal Prolapse
Renal Disease in Pregnancy
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Right Iliac Fossa Pain
Sick Building Syndrome
Significant Event Audit
Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
Suicide Risk Assessment and Threats of Suicide
Temporal Lobe Lesions
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Urethral Caruncle
Von Gierke's Glycogen Storage Disease
Yellow Nail Syndrome
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Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)
Contact Dermatitis
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
Fingertip Units for Topical Steroids
Glue Ear - Picture Summary
Glycogen Storage Disorders
Intrauterine System (IUS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lichen Planus
Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
Subdural Haematoma
Vasectomy - Picture Summary

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Acarbose for diabetes
Alprostadil for erectile dysfunction
Aspirin for pain or fever
Botulinum toxin type A for migraine
Co-trimoxazole for infection
Ethinylestradiol for menopausal symptoms or menstrual disorders
Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
Iron supplements
Nateglinide for diabetes
Paracetamol and metoclopramide for migraine
Procarbazine capsules
Reboxetine tablets
Sitagliptin for diabetes
Topiramate to prevent migraine

Previous 2014 updates

Click here to see 2013 updates.

New information leaflets
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling - Sharing Your Information
Advice for Travelling to Remote Locations
Gallstones Diet Sheet
Smell and Taste Disorders (Fifth Sense)
Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Eating Sheet (Diabetes UK)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Problem Gambling (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Postpartum Psychosis (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
What to expect of your psychiatrist in the UK (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Domestic Violence
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Recreational Drugs
Coeliac Disease Diet Sheet
An Introduction to Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
End of Life Care
Travel Vaccinations
Parents Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
Young People's Leaflet (Royal College of General Practitioners)
BCG Immunisation
Living with a Long-term Condition
Personal Health Budgets
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist, a Clinical Psychologist and a Psychotherapist? (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Behavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease)
Newborn Baby Screening Tests
Eating Disorders in Young People (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Lewy Body Dementia (Lewy Body Society)
Diets Suitable for People with Anaemia
Sepsis (Septicaemia)
Spina Bifida
Tips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance

New medicine leaflets
Asenapine tablets
Ketotifen eye drops for hay fever
Nalmefene tablets
Ingenol mebutate gel
Metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis
Azithromycin eye drops
Dasatinib tablets
Erlotinib tablets
Mirabegron for urinary symptomsEverolimus tablets
Gefitinib tablets
Lapatinib tablets
Nilotinib capsules
Ponatinib tablets
Sorafenib tablets
Sunitinib capsules
Vandetanib tablets
Pamidronate disodium
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis
Diclofenac gel for sun damage
Felbinac for pain and inflammation
Sirolimus to prevent organ rejection

New patientplus
Domestic Violence
A Brief Guide to Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder (PODS)
Travel Vaccinations

Content revised as a result of new guidance

Month PatientPlus Information
July Hyperlipidaemia
Lipid-regulating Drugs (including Statins)
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Statins and Other Lipid-lowering Medicines
June Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation

May Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Scarlet Fever
April Progestogen-only Subdermal Implants
Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2014-2015
Contraceptive Implant

March Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
February Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer
January Barrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain and its Management
Barrett's Oesophagus
Neuropathic Pain

Content revised as a result of routine review

Month PatientPlus Information Medicines
July 49 19 20
June 75 21 14
May 43 13 17
April 53 17 16
March 55 17 21
February 56 21 18
January 46 24 20