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 October 2014 updates below, or view previous updates.

New patient information leaflets, clinical articles and medicine leaflets

Information leaflets
Hamstring Injury
Paleolithic Diet
Sports Injuries

Medicine leaflets
Fenticonazole for vaginal thrush

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

Changes to cervical screening programme (2014)
PatientPlus article - Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)

Changes to schedule (2014)
PatientPlus article - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

Annual review
PatientPlus article - Immunisation Schedule (UK)
Information leaflet - Immunisation - Usual UK Schedule

BASH Diagnosis and Management of Migraine, Tension-Type, Cluster and Medication-Overuse Headache, (2010 - reviewed 2014)
PatientPlus articles - Migraine, Migraine Management, Migraine Prophylaxis in Adults and Migraine in Children
Information leaflets - Migraine, Medicines to Treat Migraine Attacks and Medicines to Prevent Migraine Attacks

Content revised as a result of routine review

PatientPlus articles 44
Antiplatelet Drugs
Barium Enema Examination
Benzodiazepine Dependence
Congenital Ear Problems
Congenital Nasal Problems
Congenital Throat Problems
Diagnosing Conjunctival Problems
Ear, Nose and Throat Examination
Elderly Patients in Hospital
Epididymal Cysts
Fasciola Hepatica
Healthy Child Programme
Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
Industrial Dust Diseases
Leg Ulcers
Lipodystrophy Syndrome
Magnesium Disorders
Malignant Hyperthermia
Meconium Aspiration
Meconium-stained Liquor
Nebulisers in General Practice
Non-anaemic Iron Deficiency
PVL-positive Staphylococcus Aureus
Parenteral Feeding
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Peritonsillar Abscess
Photodynamic Therapy
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Systemic Mycoses
Vascular Dementia
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Anti-inflammatory Painkillers
Aspirin and Other Antiplatelet Medicines
Attendance Allowance
Benefits for Bereaved People
Benefits for the Terminally Ill
Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs
Cancer - A General Overview
Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis)
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
Dyspepsia in Pregnancy
Employment and Support Allowance
Epididymal Cyst
Free or Reduced Cost Prescriptions
Herpes Simplex Eye Infection
Hip Fracture
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
MAOI Antidepressants
Maternity Benefits
Non-ulcer (Functional) Dyspepsia
Nut Allergy
Paternity Benefits
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Personal Independence Payment
Pregnancy - Screening Tests
Preventing Skin Cancer
Sprained Ankle
Staging and Grading Cancer
Statutory Sick Pay
Stem Cell Transplant
Stopping Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs
Sun and Health
Watering Eyes (Epiphora)
What Causes Cancer?
What is Cancer?
Medicine leaflets 22
Aspirin and metoclopramide for migraine
Atorvastatin tablets
Bupropion tablets
Clotrimazole for fungal skin infections
Clotrimazole for vaginal thrush
Econazole for fungal skin and nail infections
Econazole for vaginal thrush
Emedastine eye drops for hay fever
Epinastine eye drops for hay fever
Lactulose for constipation
Loperamide for diarrhoea
Miconazole for fungal skin infections
Miconazole for vaginal thrush
Nicotine replacement therapy products
Orlistat capsules
Pravastatin tablets
Sterculia granules
Tolfenamic acid for migraine
Varenicline tablets

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
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)

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
Dronedarone tablets
Linaclotide capsules
Lubiprostone for constipation
Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea
Topiramate for epilepsy
Lixisenatide for diabetes
Propantheline tablets
Prucalopride for constipation
Rifaximin for liver problems

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
September Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease
Mild-to-moderate Chronic Kidney Disease
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation
August Influenza
Influenza Vaccination
Lassa Fever, Marburg and Ebola Virus
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Skin
Influenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza Immunisation

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
September 38 12 19
August 61 13 20
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